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Conor McGregor Slams Firas Zahabi on Prediction for Possible Max Holloway Rematch

January 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Conor McGregor has responded to a prediction by MMA coach Firas Zahabi who made a prediction on a potential rematch between McGregor and current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. You can check out McGregor’s tweet on the subject below.

McGregor and Holloway previously fought at UFC Fight Night 26 in August 2013. McGregor won the fight by unanimous decision. Holloway has not lost since that fight and later became featherweight champion. The title was held and technically never lost by McGregor.

Zahabi stated in a Q&A on the Tristar Gym YouTube page (via MMAjunkie): “Holloway has grown leaps and bounds since then. Holloway would outpunch him, outwork him. He would do very much what (Nate) Diaz did, but more. I think McGregor got away with a lot of stuff, like the leg kicks against Diaz, but I don’t think he’ll have that against Holloway. Holloway has the same type of output as Diaz, the same kind of chin as Diaz. He’s more athletic than Diaz, he has more variety in his attacks, he has more kicking, kneeing and elbowing, and his chin is just phenomenal. So I really think he would take it in the later rounds. I think the blueprint for beating McGregor is more well understood by the roster.”

Conor McGregor later responded on Twitter, “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.”

Holloway last fought at UFC 231 last December. He defeated Brian Ortega by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) after the fourth round.