Max Holloway believes Conor McGregor will not return to featherweight because he wants to hold two titles.
Max said to MMA Fighting, “At the end of the day, who knows if he comes back to 145? Honestly, my feeling, I don’t think that he does, I think that 155-pound fight against dos Anjos was already saying that he just wanted to be at 155, hold the two titles, say that he did it, then just move up full-time.”
“That’s what I thought he was thinking of doing, because he’s a big guy. All you hear of him is struggling to make 145. This guy struggles. You see, all he does is cut weight all week long.”
“So he was going to go up sooner or later. Then you see him getting bigger every fight.”
“His last fight he was a big boy. And he already had a hard time cutting. With him going back up to 170, I think he’s going to gain weight and have to cut a little, just trying to compete at that level, at 170. So who knows if he’s coming down.”
McGregor will face Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200 in July. McGregor will be looking at avenging his loss.
Holloway feels frustrated at a lack of opportunity when it comes to fighting one of the top 3 in the featherweight division.
Holloway explained, “I just feel left out because my last fight wasn’t a finish, when I was finishing guys, the media was on me like crazy.”
“Then I have this one decision fight against a guy who, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, these guys couldn’t finish. Then people are looking at me asking me how the hell I didn’t finish him.”
“It’s like, look at these guys, these guys are beasts and they had a hard time with the fight too. They couldn’t finish him either.”
“So I’m a true believer in, ‘people only remember you for your last fight,’ and my last fight I felt was great, but I guess some people didn’t think it was so hot. So it is what it is.”
Holloway is keen to get a fight, “I want to get back in there and I want to get busy, I’ve been telling everybody, I’ve had four fights each in back to back years.”
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