Who’s gonna do it Conor McGregor fight when he returns to the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier???
Well, Max Holloway recount TMZ Sports it could very well be him … because he’s on a “short list” to fight The Notorious.
We spoke to Holloway – the 29-year-old featherweight contender, ranked No.1 – just days before he battled for third place. Yair Rodriguez … in what will in all likelihood be a ridiculously impressive fight.
The question is, technically blessed (it was controversial) lost to Alex Volkanovski twice… so a win won’t necessarily prepare him for another crack in the current champion.
So what’s next? Here’s what Max told us.
“I won 5 titles. 5 title fight wins. I want this 6 title fight victory. And, if it can be Alex, so be it. But, at the end of the day, The UFC talked to us about a lot of things, a lot of possibilities. I won against the 155 champion in their division. “
Then Holloway dropped this news to thrill MMA fans.
“I’m on a short list for Conor McGregor. Still on a short list for this fight. I’m the best boxer in the UFC.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time the men have shared the cage. In August 2013, Holloway – only 21 at the time – lost a unanimous decision to McGregor.
Fast forward … Max is considered by most to be the greatest 145lb MMA fighter of all time, and has just achieved a historically dominant victory Calvin kattar.
Meanwhile, Conor, 33, has lost 3 of his last 4 fights (Khabib THE, Cerrone “Cowboy” W, Poirier L, Poirier L), and suffered a devastating leg injury against Dustin on July 10.
McGregor is likely to return to the cage in 2022 … and Max, who is super focused on Rodriguez, knows it will be a huge fight.
“I think Conor, he’s still talking about Nate [Diaz], still talking about Dustin [Poirier] now. But if you are going to call hunter [Campbell] at the UFC, one of the guys here, and ask him who’s the guy that’s going to sell 45 or 55 pay-per-views, “Max said.
Holloway even has a place in mind for the superfight.
“My name always comes up. I can’t wait. I can’t wait. It would definitely be fun. Maybe it’s not even at T-Mobile Arena, maybe something at Raiders Stadium.”