UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway Speaks About the Conor McGregor Bus Attack and What He Thinks the UFC Should Do…

Max Holloway and Conor McGregor have a history. The Hawaiian was McGregor’s second-ever UFC opponent, way back in 2013. Holloway was only 21, on a night when he was dominated from start to finish. It was also the first time the world truly realized McGregor’s potential to be something special.

Since then, a lot has changed. Holloway is the current featherweight champion, a title that McGregor used to hold. He’s also on an insane 12-fight unbeaten run. Jose Aldo has fallen victim to Holloway twice. The only other man to beat the Brazilian? McGregor of course.

Holloway almost had the chance to emulate McGregor recently when he was given a shot at the lightweight title as a replacement for Tony Ferguson. However, he wasn’t allowed to complete his weight cut. Despite this, he’s given his reaction to the wild antics of Conor McGregor and the wild week leading up to UFC 223.

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Crazy Stuff

In an interview on the MMA Hour, Holloway made it clear that he wasn’t impressed by McGregor’s behavior. He’s been a vocal critic in the past of the ‘Notorious’, as the Irishman has become more and more erratic in his behavior. Holloway said:

“When we saw the video, the guy who was running around and stuff was Conor. I was watching him do the crazy stuff. I was like ‘Oh man, that’s pretty nuts. It was crazy and I don’t condone that kind of behavior; I don’t approve of it.”

For his part, Holloway has never been involved in any controversy during his time with the UFC. Despite essentially growing up in the spotlight, he behaves with dignity and class. He’d also love the chance to fight McGregor again.

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Wild Future

Holloway said that although it doesn’t affect him personally, he still feels for the fighters who were injured in the attack. Michael Chiesa suffered facial lacerations and Ray Borg got glass in his eye. Rose Namajunas almost withdrew from the card after nearly getting smashed by a dolly.

“I think he crossed the line, but that’s not on me,’ said Holloway. “It doesn’t affect me personally. I feel bad for all of the other fighters like Chiesa and Ray Borg, they missed some fights because of it. It’s crazy, man. It’s nuts.”

That’s a pretty good summary of it all. Spare a thought for the other fighters who lost out because their opponents were injured, including Anthony Pettis, and Brandon Moreno. It was sheer insanity on the part of McGregor and the fallout is continuing.

Max Holloway V Jose Aldo. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva, USA TODAY Sports.


‘Blessed’ has little time for the continuous speculation around Conor McGregor and his future. In the past, he has condemned the media’s fixation upon a potential McGregor vs Mayweather MMA crossover fight. However, his biggest gripe is because of the Irishman’s special treatment.

“How many times can you let the guy get away with something?” Holloway asked.

That’s a good question. It remains to be seen what will happen with McGregor. It all seems dependent on his court case in June. Meanwhile, Holloway will defend his title against dangerous challenger Brian Ortega at UFC 226 in July. That’s going to be a good one folks.

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