Conor McGregor Trolls Max Holloway for Calling Himself the ‘Best Boxer’

Published 01/17/2021, 12:51 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


UFC megastar Conor McGregor took to social media and gave his immediate reaction to Max Holloway’s statement win on Fight Island. Chiefly, ‘Blessed’ had an interesting moment in the middle of the fight that captured McGregor’s attention. The former featherweight champion came out and called himself the ‘best boxer in the UFC’ and McGregor took exception to that claim.

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Holloway’s emphatic statement came off the back of a dominant win over Calvin Kattar in their featherweight main event. Max Holloway landed 445 significant strikes in the contest, which came in to be a UFC record. In the final round, a hyped-up Holloway proclaimed himself as the best boxer to the commentary bench.

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It’s not surprising to see McGregor simply laugh off the notion that Holloway was a better pure boxer than him. ‘The Notorious’ holds his striking to the highest regard and isn’t one to pass on the reins of his skills. Not to mention, he holds a win over ‘Blessed’ and that will certainly boost his confidence on the matter.

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Subtle call-outs are a prominent feature of the fight game, and fans enjoy seeing McGregor engage in such tactics once more. It seems as though he’s well and truly committed to re-entering the thick of things this coming year. There’s no doubt that the UFC is a much more interesting place with Conor McGregor in it.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor (top) fights Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

He will make his return to action against Dustin Poirier in what is now a highly anticipated rematch from 2014. Both fighters have evolved greatly since they last met, making for a compelling exchange of skills and determination. Moreover, the stakes have been greatly raised for the winner in terms of potentially capturing UFC gold.

The undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the sidelines and is looking for the next big performance to blow him away. The lightweight combatant who is successful in doing that could find himself across the cage from ‘The Eagle’.

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For Conor, he’s keen to secure the biggest possible fights and there’s no bigger dance partner than Khabib. McGregor will be excited to step in the cage on January 23, 2021, and make his claim as the best boxer in the UFC.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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