UFC: McGregor Reflects On Alvarez And Holloway Fights
Previously, McGregor responded to questions about among others, Anderson Silva, Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Max Holloway and Nate Diaz. This time around, the topic began with Eddie Alvarez, who the Irishman beat at UFC 205 four years ago, to win the UFC lightweight title.
After giving his take on his knockdowns against Alvarez, McGregor was then asked about whether he was knocked down against Holloway in their featherweight matchup at UFC Boston seven years ago, which ‘The Notorious’ won via unanimous decision.
With talk of what is and what isn’t a knockdown, McGregor was asked to define what exactly is a knockdown.
After getting frustrated with negotiations with the UFC this past June, McGregor announced on social media that he was once again retiring from the sport. Responding to another fan, Conor speculated what could have been, if 2020 played out differently.
Since his record breaking boxing showdown with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather three years ago, McGregor has found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons on multiple occasions. However, the former two division UFC champion insists that he’s now free from the distractions that previously got him in trouble, and is feeling mentally, ‘in the best place I’ve ever been’.
With fans arguing in recent weeks as to who is the greatest fighter in UFC history, between Khabib and Jon Jones, McGregor stated that he believes that by the time his career is over, he will have proven himself to be the GOAT.
Conor McGregor is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 257 on January 23rd in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. When they first met six years ago at UFC 178, he needed less than two minutes to TKO ‘The Diamond’.