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Conor McGregor was having none of Tristar coach Firas Zahabi’s claim that featherweight champion Max Holloway would tool him in a rematch. Holloway has won 13 straight fights since his 2013 loss to Conor McGregor, beaten Jose Aldo twice over, and defended his featherweight belt (see it in slow-motion here) with the most strikes ever landed in a UFC fight against Brian Ortega. In Zahabi’s mind, that is enough to pick him in a rematch with the former double champion. McGregor, though, did not take kindly to Zahabi’s analysis that Max would beat McGregor worse than Diaz.

Hey firaz. Young man afraid to get in and fight, himself. Stop talking about me like you know me, you twerp.

You are what age? Why are not in there yourself? Are you not up to it?

You rent dorms and hit a clock for a living.

Shut your pie, kid.

Zahabi, the longtime coach of double champion Georges St. Pierre and Bellator welterweight champion Rory Macdonald, is 38. He has picked against McGregor several times, according to MMA History Today, though it is worth noting he’s praised McGregor’s skill as well.

Not to be left out, UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta asked McGregor to roast him too, a wish the Irishman quickly granted.

Will we ever see McGregor and Holloway run it back? Who would you give the edge to if they did?


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