Max Holloway became the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion when he defeated Jose Aldo by third round TKO at UFC 212.
Holloway had previously suffered a defeat to UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and now the newly crowned champion wants the Irishman to beg him for another fight.
“If he (Conor McGregor) wants to come back down, he can come and get it,” Holloway said at the UFC 212 post-fight press conference. “But if not, it is what it is, you know?”
The Hawaiian hasn’t suffered a defeat since that loss to McGregor, which came all the way back at UFC Fight Night 26 in August 2013.
Whether McGregor is next or not, the newly crowned featherweight champion just wants to keep on defending the gold.
“Demetrious Johnson, he finds his motivation of keep defending, keep defending,” Holloway said. “It takes a special human being to do that. And that’s me. I want to defend my throne. All my fans know, they love me, I want to defend this, I want to be a champ and keep defending. Come try to take over my village.”
Although he did leave UFC 212 as the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion, the Hawaiian did enter the fight as the UFC Interim Featherweight Champion.