Conor McGregor’s Unexpected Message To Max Holloway

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Max Holloway looking gaunt and underweight on the scales for UFC 212

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was suddenly pulled from his co-main event fight at UFC 226 this weekend. Breaking yesterday, reports indicated ‘Blessed’ was suffering a bad concussion sustained in training…

Featuring a blockbuster line up this weekend, UFC 226 suffered a crushing blow yesterday. Having suffered a concussion in training, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was rushed to ER and pulled from the monster pay-per-view.

‘Blessed,’ who previously pulled out of a bout with Frankie Edgar due to injury and Khabib due to the short notice weight cut, is not in a great situation here. A concussion is no joke, and his opponent Brian Ortega is now left without an opponent for this weekend.

The UFC later confirmed that ‘T-City’ would be pulled from the card too and the bout would be rescheduled at a later date. Needless to say, there are a lot of disappointed fans.

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Conor McGregor reacted to the Max Holloway situation…

Conor McGregor’s Message to Max Holloway

During the five years since they fought, Conor McGregor and Max Holloway have never seen eye-to-eye. After ‘The Notorious’ was stripped of the 145-pound belt and Holloway won it from Jose Aldo, ‘Blessed’ and his Irish foe continued beefing.

After hearing about Max Holloway’s unfortunate withdrawal from UFC 226, McGregor issued a short statement on Twitter. Surprisingly, the Irish striker was respectful and offered his support to Holloway:

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Interesting statement from Conor McGregor about Max Holloway

Max Holloway Could Be Out For Some Time

Unfortunately, concussions of this nature are treated very seriously. It would be nice to suggest Holloway’s return would be sooner rather than later but that would be wishful thinking.

One very interesting moment was caught on film, as reported by LowKickMMA.com, featuring a ‘sleepy’ looking Max Holloway. Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping picked up on how tired Holloway looked during the pre-fight interview this week:

Holloway Didn’t Look Too Good

“You say you feel great, and don’t be offended when I say this, but you look like you just got out of bed,” Bisping said to Holloway, per Sherdog.com’s Tristen Critchfield. “Are you tired, what’s going on, how’s the weight cut? Are you drained? You look a little sleepy.”

“I’m good man. A little bit tired. They got me doing a bunch of media stuff, but I’ll be fine, Holloway responded. “I can’t wait. I can’t wait to go out there and do the damn thing.”

Continuing with a strong card, UFC 226 will still definitely miss that second title fight. As it stands, the superfight between DC and Stipe Miocic is still all good and Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis is now the PPV co-main event!

UFC 226 updated fight card below

UFC 226 FIGHT CARD: MAIN CARD Stipe Miocic (c) vs Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis

Michael Chiesa vs Anthony Pettis

Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree Jr.

PRELIMINARY CARD Uriah Hall vs Paulo Costa

Raphael Assuncao vs Rob Font

Curtis Millender vs Max Griffin

EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD Dan Hooker vs Gilbert Burns

Lando Vannata vs Drakkar Klose

Jamie Moyle vs Emily Whitmire

Paul Felder vs Mike Perry

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