Conor McGregor And Max Holloway Go At It On Social Media Post UFC218
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is one of only three men in the world to hand UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway a loss in his professional mixed martial arts career.
Holloway has not tasted defeat since August 17th, 2013 when he faced off with McGregor in Boston, Massachusetts, losing the bout by unanimous decision.
McGregor and Holloway have not been shy about their disdain for each other, with Holloway being the only opponent besides Nate Diaz to have taken McGregor to a decision in his UFC career so far.
Since that fight, Holloway has gone on a tear through the UFC’s featherweight division, taking home the scalps of Cub Swanson, Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis and now Jose Aldo TWICE among others to amass a win streak of 12 in a row.
The Hawaiian brawler beat former featherweight champion Jose Aldo last night in his first title defence, after having TKO’d the Brazilian to win the strap back at UFC 212. Aldo had been reinstated as the champion of the featherweight division after McGregor had been stripped of his title due to inactivity.
Holloway proved himself to be the definitive UFC featherweight champion when he TKO’d Aldo for the second time in just five months, winning at 4:51 of the third round. The impressive conclusion of the bout mirrored that of the original fight, with Holloway injuring Aldo on the feet, only to finish him on the ground by following up with savage strikes.
“I told you, all these guys are cupcakes,” Holloway said in his post-fight interview. “Any of them can get it. I like cupcakes. I’ll eat them all, baby.”
“All due respect to the man, Aldo is a hell of a champion,” Holloway said. “I told you guys, though, this is the blessed era. It’s something new. I told you he was going to get tired.”
It seems McGregor was none too impressed with Holloway’s second finish over Aldo, igniting the trash talk with this post on Twitter, featuring Holloway.
I miss those sunglasses. pic.twitter.com/0fa7U9dM4Y
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 3, 2017
Holloway was quick on the trigger and sent back a blistering response that had many (impartial) fans screaming that it’d been a knockout for the Hawaiian on social media.
Miss the sunglasses? I bet you also miss 2015 brother. Retired fighters love the past. pic.twitter.com/UWGnJG2KEe
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) December 3, 2017
Do you think this could snowball into a bigger feud? Could we see Holloway and McGregor face off once more? Let us know your thoughts!