Max Holloway Believes “Underrated” Conor McGregor’s Critics Are Just “Mad”

Published 07/02/2022, 5:05 AM EDT
7DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Max Holloway prior to his fight with Jose Aldo of Brazil during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Max Holloway will soon challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title at UFC 276. Hence, fans are excited to see him in the Octagon once again. In a recent video, however, ‘Blessed’ was seen talking about his former opponent, Conor McGregor.

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Holloway had to rate random things are overrated or underrated. When he was asked to rate McGregor, Max Holloway said, “I’d say underrated, bro. Everything he did for the sport. A lot of people say he’s overrated or something. They just, they are probably mad that they ain’t in his spot.”

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As a result, ‘Blessed’ appreciates the way the Irishman has contributed to the sport.

McGregor and Holloway fought back in 2013. ‘The Notorious’ won the bout via a unanimous decision. While many fans would like to see them face each other once again, it might not be possible.

Conor McGregor ringside at 3Arena, Dublin. Picture date: Friday February 25, 2022. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

McGregor does not seem interested in going down to the featherweight division. After his recent bulky physique, many doubted if the fighter would even consider the lightweight division. It seems McGregor is interested in the welterweight division in order to become the UFC’s maiden triple champion.

‘Mystic Mac’ has already been the featherweight and lightweight champion. Hence, he seems interested in dominating the third division.

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It is refreshing to see ‘Blessed’ say good things about McGregor after many names have taken digs at ‘The Notorious’.

Alexander Volkanovski versus Max Holloway

Volkanovski and Holloway have already faced each other in the Octagon twice. At UFC 245 and UFC 251, ‘The Great’ won via unanimous decision and split decision, respectively.

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Thus, their trilogy fight will be an exciting one as people are excited to see if Holloway can beat the champion this time around.

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Max Holloway signals to the crowd as he enters the Octagon prior to facing Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 218 event inside Little Caesars Arena on December 02, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Volkanovski, on the other hand, has faced just one loss in his entire professional MMA career. It came against Corey Nelson at the beginning of his journey back in 2013. Since then, he has not lost a single bout. Hence, ‘Blessed’ will have his work cut out for him.

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What are your predictions for Volkanovski versus Holloway 3? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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