UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has a history with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Now Holloway has come forward to mock “Notorious” in a new statement over social media.
Holloway and McGregor faced off back in 2013, with “Notorious” ultimately earning a unanimous decision victory over the now reigning featherweight champion. Taking to Instagram, McGregor decided to remind Holloway of the moment.
“This was just moments after I tore my ACL in a fight in Boston Massachusetts. It was when I faced off against the current featherweight champion Max Holloway, who I dismantled before and after this ligament tear, to win a lopsided victory.
“It was father against son in there that night in just my second UFC bout. Young Max is a hell of a fighter, I wonder what the future holds for my young Uce. Ligaments are needed in a fight definitely.
“Some can fight on however, where as some can not.
I always think there are moments in your career that can make you or break you. I have had many in my storied career and this was most certainly one of them. God bless. Boston Strong”
However, Max Holloway has since provided a mocking response to the message. Holloway brings to light his recent successful title defense against Jose Aldo, as McGregor never defended his featherweight title nor has he defended his lightweight belt.
“This was just moments after I dabbed in the octagon with my son after a fight in Detroit Michigan. It was when I faced off against the former featherweight champ and legend Jose Aldo who I stopped for the second time.
“It was a great legend against me in there that night in just my first title defense. Aldo is a hell of a fighter, I wonder what the future holds for my Brazilian brother.
“Getting paid is needed in a fight definitely. Some can find the motivation to defend no matter what however where as some can not. I always think there is a moment in your career that make you a true champion.
“It’s when you find the motivation to keep earning what you already have, to defend. I have had one in my blessed career and this was most certainly the first of many”