Dana told me about Conor "hey, now he have very good sponsorship with Burger King he have to look nice, we don't want to change his face" so I said "ok, now I understand". I'm probably a little more than 190.
"It would have been great to be ready for that fight and be ready to step in and save the day, but unfortunately, I am way, way too big to make the 155-pound limit on six days' notice", Alvarez explained on Instagram.
And upon hearing that Ferguson was withdrawing through injury from his lightweight title fight with Nurmagomedov at UFC 233 in Brooklyn, McGregor took aim on Twitter. The bout between the two has been booked a total of 4 times now with both fighters having pulled out two times each. Not only did he miss two full years due to a knee injury between 2014 and 2016, he withdrew from his third attempt at facing Ferguson last March for the interim 155-pound title after being hospitalized for a hard weight cut. Lack of training camp aside, it will be interesting to see how Holloway's injury holds up against Khabib.
Holloway had to pull out of the UFC 222 main event against Frankie Edgar in March because of a leg injury. The top pressure of Nurmagomedov is like no other and Holloway will be fighting up a weight class.
Most recently, the French Canadian won the middleweight title at UFC 217 in November with a third-round submission win over then-champion Michael Bisping. "I think Conor could return in September and it could be against one of these (Holloway or Nurmagomedov) guys".
Holloway spoke up and said he'd be more than willing to step in and face either of them.
These words were uttered by UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway before at a press conference back in January.
"They called the right guy".
Max Holloway never entered his mind. Stand-up is his game, why would I give him chance? We don't talk about money, we talk about legacy.
"Me and Georges St-Pierre main event and they can fight prelims".
And that's exactly what the undefeated Dagestani is willing to offer him, even if he believes the promotion will go a different route.