Last night December 2, at UFC 218 main event, Max Holloway starches Jose Aldo in a rematch via TKO at 4:51 of the third round inside Little Caesars Arena to retain UFC featherweight title and extended his winning streak to 12.
Holloways last loss was against Conor McGregor back in 2013, and it brings up a possible rematch now that they’ve both grown into accomplished UFC champions.
Max Blessed stated he is willing to accept a rematch with Mcgregor to have another title, but seemingly his mind is somewhere else. (Via Bloodyelbow)
“I’m a champion in my division, and I’ve got to keep it everything rolling. I’ve got a throne to defend, and I’m not going on a hiatus. As long as I get contenders, I’m going to fight, but if UFC called me for that, I’ll gladly fight him,” Holloway said after UFC 218.
“If the Conor fight don’t happen, it’s not on my side, I’ll tell you guys like right now. It’s on their team. Their team talk about me all the time. That I’m the best guy in the world, this and that — but right now, really think about this. Conor is talking about Paulie Malignaggi… in MMA. Let that sink in.
“Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. I don’t know what to say after that.”
Holloway who has tap down almost every contender in a division, came out victorious, said if a rematch with Notorious didn’t come to fulfillment, he is willing to look for other opportunities.
“Right now, I’m focused on champ life. I want to be a long-reigning featherweight champion. I want to be known in the history books — my name everywhere — as a champion,” he explained.
“Later on in my career, when I start getting good (on those goals), then I can start doing exhibitions matches for money and stuff. Right now, I think the world needs to know what a champion looks like,” he said. “I defend, I don’t really cry about anything. If you think you’re the best, fight Blessed.”
Will we ever see a super fight between Max Holloway and Conor Mcgregor?