Conor McGregor’s coach calls for catchweight Max Holloway bout after Notorious’ sets sights on blockbuster UFC rematch

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Conor McGregor’s coach calls for catchweight Max Holloway bout after Notorious’ sets sights on blockbuster UFC rematch

CONOR MCGREGOR’s head coach has called for a catchweight fight with fellow UFC fan favourite Max Holloway. Former featherweight rivals McG

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CONOR MCGREGOR’s head coach has called for a catchweight fight with fellow UFC fan favourite Max Holloway.

Former featherweight rivals McGregor and Holloway have been involved in a light-hearted war of words for the last few years.

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Conor McGregor and Max Holloway squared off with one another eight years ago[/caption]

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The Notorious got the better of a then 21-year-old Holloway[/caption]

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And head coach John Kavanagh admits he’d love to see the pair meet in a catchweight bout[/caption]

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

The SBG Ireland chief told Submission Radio: “The funny thing is, I think for guys at Conor’s level and Max’s level and those guys, I don’t even really know why they bother cutting weight anymore, you know?”

“It’s almost like, just let them fight. Cause I’d imagine Max is probably heavier than Conor outside of fighting.

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

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

“Max has had a few belts, Conor’s had a few belts. So, they’ve done that. Push that to one side.



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“I don’t know if that’s important anymore. Just have them fight at their weight, whatever their weight is.

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

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

But UFC bigwig Dana White isn’t open to giving Blessed the opportunity to avenge his 2013 defeat to the Irishman.

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

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UFC president Dana White currently isn’t thinking a bout Conor McGregor’s next fight[/caption]

“Conor’s not even – Conor’s still hurt. To even talk about Conor is silly.”

McGregor, 33, is currently on the sidelines recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his July trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

And the Dubliner’s manager recently revealed to SunSport the former two-division champion’s recovery is going faster than first anticipated.

Paradigm Sports Management chief Audie Attar told SunSport: “He’s ahead of schedule.

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

“And when I look at the view of the x-ray myself, it’s healing so beautifully.

“He’s only 10-and-a-half weeks out of surgery and he’s walking.

“And he’s actually doing s**t that we don’t want him to do like throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game.”

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