“I Would Love To”- Max Holloway Wants to Rematch Conor McGregor

Published 01/14/2021, 1:09 PM EST


Max Holloway will fight Calvin Kattar in the main event of the first UFC card of 2021. In a buzzing featherweight contest, the Hawaiian Holloway will face ‘The Boston Finisher’. The bout will probably be a title eliminator. Former champion ‘Blessed‘ is looking to get another shot at the title after his controversial decision loss to champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251.

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Also, Conor McGregor will return the weekend after, as the former 2-division champion takes on Dustin Poirier in a rematch. Holloway has fought both men inside the Octagon. He expressed his interest in a rematch with Conor McGregor down the line.

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People consider him one of the best in the sport today, I can’t wait, As a competitor, I would love to (get a rematch). That’s one of the fights that intrigues me,” said the former featherweight champion.

Like you said, we fought a long time ago, and he knows that, too. But like I said, first thing’s first – we got Kattar and then we figure it out after this,” he added.

Holloway and McGregor a long time ago. It was 2013 and Holloway was 21 years old. Both fighters have come a long way since. A rematch will be a great spectacle to see how far each has progressed. Both have realized multiple world championships between them. So, these are two high-level fighters in consideration.

Max Holloway will look to come out triumphant against Calvin Kattar

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Holloway will be in a non-title fight for the first time in almost 4 years. There is no doubt he will look to get his belt back. Many experts and fans believe his loss to Volkanovski at UFC 251 was unjustified.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER 06: Calvin Kattar holds an open training session for fans and media during UFC Fight Night open workouts at Arbat Hall on November 6, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But Kattar is not an opponent to overlook. He is one of the most prolific boxers in the UFC. His lightening fast hand speed combined with pin-point accuracy makes him unique. Holloway is an elite striker in his own right, too. So, we are in for a banger, without a doubt.

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Can Holloway get past Kattar? Would you like to see him and McGregor square up again in the future?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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