Conor McGregor Rips Max Holloway for Pulling Out of UFC 222: Max Fires Back

Updated On 05 Feb, 2018 Published On

It didn’t take long for Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, to take a dig at Max Holloway for withdrawing from UFC 222.

The reigning featherweight champ was scheduled to defend Max's title against top contender Frankie Edgar in the main event. But, due to a leg injury, he was forced to pull out of the match.

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Conor, who beat 21-year-old Max via unanimous decision in 2013, shared a mocking picture of their UFC Fight Night featherweight bout on Instagram.

Here's the post, check it out.


When there is no referee to save you.

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26-year-old Max immediately fired back with a photo of his own, mocking Conor’s stoppage loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his 2017 pro boxing debut.

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Max, who recently beat Jose Aldo in back-to-back fights, joked that he was willing to have his leg amputated in order to save UFC 222 but urged fans to still watch the event to support MMA.

29-year-old Conor hasn’t fought in any match since his loss to Floyd, but is expected to return to the octagon this year. The UFC 223 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been billed as a ‘world lightweight championship' bout, although Conor hasn’t been stripped of the belt.

Max recently joked about moving to the lightweight division due to UFC's weight-cutting procedures.