‘Undefeated’- Max Holloway Claps Back at Conor McGregor’s Old Claim of Only Counting Knockout Wins

Published 11/14/2021, 5:00 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 Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway once again produced an instant classic when he faced off against Yair Rodriguez. While ‘El Pantera’ certainly did more than enough to bag a few rounds, Holloway’s victory was comfortable in the end. ‘Blessed’ showed some new dimensions to his game and came prepared for 25-minutes of non-stop action.

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Chiefly, Max Holloway managed to run up the records following his recent win as he’s now the only fighter to have landed over 3,000 total strikes landed. Moreover, he is the only fighter in UFC history to have at least 25 fights and never got knocked down. With such accolades to his name, Max Holloway has made his claim to being the best boxer in the UFC.

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Chiefly, it was after his fight against Calvin Kattar back in January 2021, that Holloway began staking this claim. Holloway destroyed Kattar on the feet and there was virtually nothing the New England Cartel fighter could do to answer the punishment.

However, one man has taken exception to this notion and vehemently denies that Holloway is the best boxer in the UFC. That man is none other than that former ‘champ-champ’, Conor McGregor.

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Max Holloway doubled down on his claim

Before McGregor fought in July, he stated that knockouts are the only thing that matter on a fighter’s resume. Having never been knocked out at the point, McGregor’s hot take seemed somewhat plausible to his hardcore fans. However, Holloway made sure to re-circulate the old clip and drag Conor McGregor for thinking he’s the best boxer.

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McGregor vs Holloway 2 seems to be a fight that the UFC could put together in order to determine the best boxer. Not to mention, both men clearly want this fight as they are using every opportunity they can to get under each other’s skin.

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The future looks bright for Holloway as he’s likely to either get a crack at McGregor, or a title shot against Volkanovski. Either way, ‘Blessed’ will have the opportunity to become larger than life on the biggest scale. Time will be the best indication as to what lies ahead for him.

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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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