September 30, 2022

Conor McGregor was concerned in maybe the funniest MMA blooper of all time forward of UFC 257 on Combat Island, all due to Max Holloway.

The previous featherweight champion, who hopes to regain the 145lb this weekend when he takes on Alexander Volkanovski for a 3rd time at UFC 276 this weekend, inadvertently derailed one among McGregor’s pre-fight interviews.

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‘Infamous’ was speaking to UFC Arabia forward of his second combat with Dustin Poirier

‘Infamous’ was previewing his combat with Dustin Poirier whenever you see him change into visibly distracted by one thing happening out of digicam shot.

“That seemed like Max Holloway going by on a skateboard,” McGregor stated.

The interviewer then confirms that ‘Blessed’ is on Combat Island and had been skateboarding loads earlier than McGregor clicks that it was truly his former opponent who flew previous and derailed his interview.

“That was Max Holloway on a skateboard. That’s good [laughs],” he added earlier than leaping again into combat discuss.

Conor McGregor beat Holloway back in 2013

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Conor McGregor beat Holloway again in 2013

Holloway spent a few extra days on Fight Island after beating Calvin Kattar

Holloway spent a number of further days on Combat Island after beating Calvin Kattar


Holloway and McGregor fought throughout their early days within the UFC all the way in which again in 2013 at featherweight and ‘Blessed’ now fears he’ll by no means at a second crack on the Irishman.

On the time of their first combat, ‘Infamous’ was a lot additional alongside in his MMA improvement, and it confirmed as he dominated Holloway on the toes earlier than struggling a torn ACL.

The combat then modified, and the previous Cage Warriors double champion wrestled his technique to a call win in Boston, a lot to his disappointment.

McGregor went on to seize UFC belts at two weights and make a ridiculous sum of money within the course of.

McGregor is the biggest star in MMA history

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McGregor is the most important star in MMA historical past

Holloway became a champion at 145lbs

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Holloway turned a champion at 145lbs

Holloway turned a featherweight champion and established himself as among the best 145lb fighters of all-time.

A rematch appears to make all of the sense on this planet, however the Hawaiian is just not satisfied McGregor will ever combat once more after struggling a catastrophic leg damage at UFC 264 in July 2021.

“, with all this Conor discuss and saying no matter, he by no means even dedicated to coming again. He by no means even as soon as stated he’d come again, and rightfully so. He shouldn’t,” he instructed ESPN.

“Conor’s what all people needs to be. Everyone needs to get on this combat recreation, make the cash after which save your chickens.

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“I wouldn’t even blame him if he didn’t need to come again. If he needs to return again, that’s his aggressive aspect straight doing it.”

McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier

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McGregor has been out of motion since breaking his leg in opposition to Dustin Poirier

‘Blessed’ hopes to regain the featherweight title in a trilogy fight with Alexander Volkanovski this weekend

‘Blessed’ hopes to regain the featherweight title in a trilogy combat with Alexander Volkanovski this weekend

‘Mystic Mac’ is at present working his manner again to full health and has introduced his intention to make a comeback on the finish of 2022.

McGregor has loads of choices forward of his return with fights in opposition to the likes of Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler, Jorge Masvidal, and even Floyd Mayweather all on the desk.

Holloway has the prospect to change into a two-time UFC featherweight champion this weekend, however he has all the time flirted with a transfer to light-weight – McGregor’s finest division.

The 30-year-old stepped as much as 155lbs in 2019 for an interim title combat in opposition to Dustin Poirier however fell brief after 5 rounds of warfare earlier than dropping again down in weight.

An intense rivalry with Volkanovski has since ensued and stored him at 145lbs for longer than many anticipated.

Win, lose or draw at UFC 276, we could effectively see Holloway bounce up in weight after this weekend and transfer one step nearer to a possible rematch with McGregor.