As former UFC champion Conor McGregor battles the courts to avoid serious punishment for his bus attack earlier this year, many fighters are hoping for his downfall.
They understand how the Irishman’s antics help boost his pay-per-view (PPV) ratings and overall notoriety, but the superstar’s last charade in Brooklyn left multiple fighters injured. Some have forgiven McGregor, others refuse to reconcile. In their eyes, it was the last straw for the UFC lightweight.
One former foe is sticking by McGregor’s side. It is none other than current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, who was last defeated inside of the Octagon by “Notorious” all the way back in 2013.
“Conor’s got some serious stuff going on and I wish nothing but the best for the guy,” Holloway told TMZ (shown above).
”I feel bad for the guy right now with his legal issues and I hope everything goes good for him.
”As a family man to a family man, I hope everything turns out good for him.”
Holloway, 26, has won his last 12 fights and is currently ruling the division that McGregor initially took over. The Hawaiian has remained somewhat cordial during his championship reign, but has extended an invitation to “Notorious” for a rematch at 145 pounds.
While the featherweight scrap is a fight most of us would like to see, McGregor is more likely to battle current nemesis and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year if cleared to return to competition.
Still, it’s nice to know that at least one fighter on the UFC roster is rooting for McGregor to get his shit together and right the ship.