UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway is currently on the shelf while dealing with an injury, which caused him to be pulled from UFC 222.
Holloway has fought UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor before, but would rather face Khabib Nurmagomedov instead of a rematch with the Irishman.
“You know, everybody keeps talking about me and a guy too. That Irish man [Conor McGregor],” Holloway told Cage Fanatic. “Everybody wants to see us run that back, everybody seems to not be talking about Khabib. I want Khabib. You know, to be the best you got to beat the best and one of those guys is Khabib.”
McGregor defeated Holloway in their first meeting at UFC Fight Night 26, with that wins for McGregor coming by way of decision.
The featherweight champion is willing to move up to the lightweight division, but first wants to get healed up from his most recent injury.
“I’m a Samoan, I’m Hawaiian, I’m Polynesian. I love eating food. You guys know I love cupcakes,” Holloway said. “I’m going to put my weight on and we’ll see what happens. No one’s safe. No one’s safe. I’m willing. I’m ready to go. After this injury, we’ll get back to it at 145 pounds and we’ll go from there.”
While the two haven’t fought in almost five years, it hasn’t stopped Holloway and McGregor from going at it through social media.