Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor appears receptive to the idea of a rematch with former featherweight titleholder, Max Holloway in the future, claiming he is “never retiring” and backing a future re-run between the duo.
McGregor, a former duel-weight champion under the promotion’s banner, first shared the Octagon with eventual former featherweight kingpin, Holloway back in August 2013 at UFC Fight Night Boston, landing a unanimous decision victory over the Hawaiin in his sophomore Octagon walk.
As for Holloway, the former undisputed featherweight champion managed to return to the winner’s enclosure at UFC Fight Night Kansas City earlier this month – taking out Arnold Allen in a unanimous decision victory.
Weighing up the possibility of sharing the Octagon with McGregor in the future in a rematch, Holloway claimed that he would follow the Dubliner as high as the welterweight limit for a re-run – describing the pairing as a dream fight.
Conor McGregor offers to rematch Max Holloway
And this morning, Crumlin striker, Conor McGregor welcomed the possibility of sharing the Octagon with Holloway in the future again, claiming a rematch would “definitely” happen.
“I’m never retiring so we’re defo (sic) fighting, lad,” Conor McGregor tweeted.
Sidelined himself since July 2021, McGregor most recently featured against common-foe, former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 – suffering a fractured left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO defeat.
The 34-year-old has been earmarked for an Octagon return before the close of this year, taking on former vacant lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler at the welterweight limit, after the duo served as opposing coaches on this season of The Ultimate Fighter 31 earlier this annum.
As for Holloway, the Hawaiian fan-favorite has called for the opportunity to fight former two-time title challenger, Chan Sung Jung at an expected Sydney, Australia event for the UFC later this year to boot.