UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has been removed from his highly anticipated co-main event title fight for UFC 226 on Saturday. Now UFC megastar Conor McGregor has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Max Holloway was initially set to face off against undefeated rising challenger Brian Ortega on Saturday, July 7, for International Fight Week’s UFC 226 live pay-per-view. However, Holloway was pulled from the match up after reportedly suffering concussion-like symptoms.
This is the third fight in 2018 in which Holloway has been pulled from a fight. The champion was once set to face off against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar back at UFC 222, but Holloway was pulled from the fight after suffering a leg injury.
Beyond that, Holloway accepted a short notice fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 223. However, the featherweight title holder was pulled from the fight after being deemed unfit to finish his weight cut by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
Taking to Twitter, former featherweight and former lightweight champion Conor McGregor has decided to offer a few respectful words on the situation. Check it out below:
“My thoughts and my respect are with 145lb World Champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway.”
My thoughts and my respect are with 145lb World Champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 5, 2018