Conor McGregor’s coach calls for catchweight UFC rematch with Max Holloway

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Conor McGregor’s head coach has called for a catchweight fight with fellow UFC fan favorite Max Holloway.

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Former featherweight rivals McGregor and Holloway have been involved in a mild war of words in recent years.

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Conor McGregor and Max Holloway split with each other eight years agocredit: getty
Notorious got the better of then 21-year-old Holloway

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Notorious got the better of then 21-year-old Hollowaycredit: getty
And head coach John Kavanagh admitted he would love to see the pair meet in a catchweight match.

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And head coach John Kavanagh admitted he would love to see the pair meet in a catchweight match.credit: sportsfile

McGregor, 33, set his eyes on a rematch with his fellow former 145lb champion earlier this month, something coach John Kavanaugh would love to see.

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SBG Ireland chief told submission radio: “The funny thing is, I think for people of Connor’s level and Max’s level and those people, I really don’t even know why they bother losing weight anymore, you know?”

“It’s almost like, just let them fight. Because I think Max is probably heavier than Connor outside of the fight.

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“I’ve heard stories of him getting up to a very high weight.

“So, why would they agree to fight and then spend eight weeks trying to arm themselves, trying to get them into some weight class to fight for a belt?”

“Max has some belts, Connor has some belts. So, he has done this. Push it aside.


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“I don’t know if it’s important anymore. Just tell them to fight over their weight, no matter what their weight.

“Just let them do it (laughs). Whatever their weight, let’s go.”

Future UFC Hall of Famer Holloway believes he is on the ‘shortlist’ to welcome McGregor back to the Octagon.

But UFC bigwig Dana White is not ready to give the Blessed an opportunity to avenge her 2013 Irishman loss.

He added: “I don’t know what’s next for Max, but it doesn’t make sense to see him and Volkanowski again.

UFC President Dana White Is Not Currently Thinking About Conor McGregor's Next Fight

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UFC President Dana White Is Not Currently Thinking About Conor McGregor’s Next Fightcredit: getty

“Not even Connor – Connor is still hurt. It’s silly to even talk about Connor.”

McGregor, 33, is currently on edge to recover from his horrific broken leg in a July trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

And the Dubliner’s manager recently told SunSport that the former two-division champion’s recovery is going faster than previously anticipated.

Audi Attar, head of Paradigm Sports Management, told SunSport: “He is premature.

“We not only got our X-ray results [back], [we got] Our ultrasound results and CT scan results.

“And when I look at the X-ray scene myself, it’s healing so beautifully.

“He’s only 10 and a half weeks away from surgery and he’s on the go.

“And he’s really doing that we don’t want him to throw the first pitch in a Cubs game.”

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