Max Holloway Talks Conor McGregor: ‘I’m On His Mind, He’s Not On Mine’
The talk of a potential Max Holloway vs Conor McGregor rematch is doing the rounds today, but it appears that the UFC featherweight champion isn’t wasting his time focusing on what the Irishman’s next move will be.
This past weekend at UFC 218, Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year and proved to the world that his three round stoppage of the Brazilian back in May wasn’t a fluke. The Hawaiian has now put together an unbeaten run of 12 on the bounce since his defeat to McGregor back in August 2013 and currently holds the fifth longest win streak in UFC history.
With the wind in his sails, Holloway is now being linked to a rematch with the Irishman, but speaking upon arrival back in Hawaii late last evening, the champion wanted to make it perfectly clear that a second fight with McGregor isn’t something he’s even thinking about right now.
“I’m on his mind, he’s not on mine,” Holloway told Rob DeMello of Khon2.com. “Like I said, medically when I can’t make the weight I’ll start worrying about it. And all of these exhibition matches right now I’m focusing on champ life.
“We got contenders we got a bunch of guys. There’s a bunch of cupcake flavours I still didn’t taste yet. So I want to taste them all.”
The most obvious fight for Holloway right now would be for him to take on the man he was originally scheduled to face at UFC 218, Frankie Edgar. That fight aside, the winner of the Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega fight this weekend could put themselves in the picture to fight Holloway next year.
Whatever the case, Holloway is now the man at 145-pounds and as far he’s concerned, it’s McGregor that has to chase him.