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Midnight Mania! Max Holloway to McGregor: ‘you went from King of Ireland to king of chicken?’

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Max Holloway has developed a lot over the years. His current 12-fight win streak and the undisputed featherweight belt around his waist attest to the growth that occurred in the Octagon.

But Holloway has also grown in another area important to UFC stardom: his social media game. Max is a savvy player of the interwebs, and his trolling of Conor McGregor has been both genuine and funny. His latest zing pokes fun at McGregor’s Burger King advertisement, which, let’s be honest, was pretty easy to do.

You went from King of Ireland to King of “chicken”? Looking forward to the two strips meal coming April 7.

PS Shout out to the real fighting Irish. The ones who value whats in heart before wahts on waist. Hawaii respects you and welcomes you with open arms.

The barb comes after McGregor replied to Holloway’s praise for Frankie Edgar following UFC 222.

Holloway will face this weekend’s co-main event winner, Brian “T-City” Ortega, in his next title defense, possibly at UFC 226.


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