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Max Holloway has a message for the stupid jackasses who think Conor McGregor fought him with a torn ACL

UFC 194: Holloway vs. Stephens Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Max Holloway is lit.

The streaking featherweight contender — ranked No. 3 at 145 pounds — doesn’t understand why the ceiling is so low in his current weight class.

“Blessed” wanted a rematch against reigning division champion Conor McGregor. Being a “realist,” the Hawaiian understands that may not happen in the near future, so he was willing to settle for Jose Aldo.

No dice.

Heck, he can’t even get a fight against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, which leaves him nowhere to go but down, especially when you consider the rest of the top 10.

McGregor fights Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, the same pay-per-view (PPV) event where Edgar battle Jeremy Stephens. Aldo, meanwhile, is working on his UFC release. In short, things are a disaster at 145 pounds.

Holloway erupts to MMA Fighting:

"In my mind — and I’m a realist, I’m not jackass — the way things are panning out right now, all the signs are pointing Aldo right now. In my mind, being a realist. But if I got to choose, I would want to fight McGregor. I’m the only motherf*cker to give him a hard time at 45, and everybody is like, oh my god, he tore his ACL, and I’m like, you motherf*ckers, you guys are just as stupid as shit, to believe this guy tore his ACL and fought me for one-and-a-half rounds…fought me with a torn ACL? There’s no f*cking way.

"You see football players, volleyball players, track runners blow their ACL, they’re f*cking crying, can’t even move. So what the hell makes this guy so special? He maybe had a tear or something, but not a completely blown ACL. And most people don’t know, I got hurt in the first 10 seconds of that damn fight too. I hurt my damn ankle. And when you watch me fight, what does Max Holloway do? He moves. I could not move in that fight because of an ankle injury. I’m not saying the outcome would have been different, but the fight would have been way more entertaining.

"People keep blaming his injury, as to why he couldn’t finish me — and I’ve even heard, multiple times him saying, ‘if I don’t finish a fight, it’s not a win, I fight to the finish.’ So why not fight me? This guy, the only fighter he does not talk about in the 45 division is me. He runs his mouth about everybody except for one, and that’s ‘Blessed.’ That’s Max Holloway. His team respects me, I heard his coach always say nice stuff about me, so step up to the plate. Step up to the challenge. You know who’s the hardest guy here. Come fight me. You want to fight the best guys, come fight the best guys. Stop selling this dream, and stop selling these lies."

I blame the “fake little bitches.

Holloway (16-3) hasn’t lost since dropping a unanimous decision to McGregor back in late 2013. Following their featherweight showdown, “Notorious” went under the knife to repair damage to his ACL.

“Blessed,” as it turns out, was also injured.

Since their initial encounter, Holloway went on to win nine straight, including last June’s unanimous decision over Ricardo Lamas. McGregor captured his next five — including a knockout win over Aldo to capture the crown — before splitting a pair of welterweight fights with Nate Diaz.

I’m sure Holloway has earned another crack at McGregor ... but the chances of getting “Notorious” to move back down to 145 pounds seems remote.

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