“Ask Him Who Can Sell Numbers With Conor McGregor” – Max Holloway Teases a Possible Rematch Against Conor McGregor

Published 11/09/2021, 4:59 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 03: Max Holloway celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 212 event at Jeunesse Arena on June 3, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Max Holloway is the number 1 ranked featherweight in the UFC. He is currently preparing to take on Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 197. In the lead-up to the fight against Rodriguez, Holloway teased a future fight against Conor McGregor. The first fight between the two took place at UFC Fight Night 26. ‘Blessed’ lost that fight via a unanimous decision.

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In a recent interview, Holloway was asked if a title shot will be next for him if he wins his next fight. He said, “I mean, yeah, you know, I would. I got five title defenses, and I would like that six. But with possible fights and stuff, there are bigger fights that UFC discussed us with.”

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“I got a win over the 155 champ right now,” Holloway said. “We’re always on the shortlist for Conor. Like I said, before we got injured, we was one of the replacement fighters, you know. I’m the best boxer in the UFC. So, use your imagination, my friend. It’s a wild world today.”

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According to Holloway, one name that pops up when talking about possible fights with McGregor is his. He said, “Obviously, Conor wants Dustin, or he wants Nate or whatever. Anybody at 45 or 55 after those guys, my name pops up. You can go call Hunter right now. Ask him who can sell numbers with Conor. They are going to drop my name all the time. So, at the end of the day, I’m always on the shortlist for Conor.”

Max Holloway says he is not an elevator waiter

Holloway for most people is already the number one contender for the featherweight title. After capping off an impressive win against Calvin Kattar, he was the clear favorite. However, he will face Yair Rodriguez on November 13. The two men were going to fight in July, but because of an injury, Holloway had to pull out of the fight.

El Pantera‘ has not fought in over two years. When asked if a fight against Rodriguez surprised him, Holloway said, “My reaction was, everybody, every time, everywhere. The UFC, they don’t have this tournament structure, so a lot of these guys, they’re just waiting at the elevator. They’re waiting at the elevator to go to the top. I’m not an elevator waiter. There’s no line at the stairs, so that’s where you can find me.”

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Blessed‘ knows he needs to focus on his next opponent before looking forward. As far as a fight against ‘The Notorious’ goes, it will take some time. McGregor is sidelined because of an injury sustained in his last fight.

He is back training but won’t be available till mid-2022. Recently, Michael Chandler called out McGregor for a fight next year, to which he obliged.

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It will be interesting to see how the UFC handles this situation. A fight between Holloway and McGregor is sure to get the fans excited.

What do you think of the two men fighting again? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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