Max Holloway became the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion at UFC 212 when he defeated Jose Aldo by third round TKO.
The last person to defeat Holloway is UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, who is boxing Floyd Mayweather on August 26.
Holloway feels that after McGregor boxes Mayweather, there will not be a return to the UFC for the Irishman.
“That guy gets to choose whoever he wants to fight,” Holloway said to MMA Fighting. “This guy is not even talking about MMA, so I don’t even feel like we should even be talking about him. But at the end of the day, if you got paid $50 or $75 million would you come back to mixed martial arts after that? Exactly. It’s very tough. I have no idea why he would come back.”
McGregor hasn’t stepped into the Octagon himself since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205.
However, if the Irishman returns down the line and wants a rematch with Holloway, it is going to be something the Hawaiian will think about.
“If they want to fight, they can fight, but at the end of the day we got other guys that’s in here, that’s in MMA, that’s talking about MMA and they’re talking about wanting to fight me. We’re gonna figure stuff out and take it one step at a time,” says Holloway.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.