In Glasgow on Friday night hell froze over. Conor McGregor praised UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway via MMAFighting.com.
He’s done a great job. He’s climbed up and claimed that featherweight belt. You see some fights, and so do the public, you see him go in there and you watch him win or lose and you watch how they act and how they carry on.
He lost to me and he took it on the chin, he kept his mind frame sharp. Same with Poirier, he’s another guy who kept his mind frame sharp and carried on. (Eddie) Alvarez as well, he took it well – you’ve got to take it on the fooking chin.
He also spoke about his TKO loss to boxing GOAT Floyd Mayweather Jr.
You’re gonna win some, you’re gonna lose some. Get back on your bike, study the game a bit more, put in that extra bit of work and correct those errors that you’ve seen – carry on. That’s what I’m doing. That’s what I’ve seen (Max Holloway) doing. He went on to capture the unified belt off of Aldo, even though I beat both of them. Look, it’s a hard one for me that one.
McGregor has yet to have an official fight date and opponent announced but the smart money is the trilogy ending bout with Nate Diaz.