“Proper 12 is awesome”- Max Holloway reacts to Conor McGregor squaring up against the TV during his fight against Yair

Conor McGregor Max Holloway Yair
Conor McGregor Max Holloway Yair Rodriguez

Max Holloway gives credit to Proper Twelve for putting Conor McGregor in a great mood. Holloway lost his UFC featherweight belt against Alex Volkanovski in 2019 and also lost the rematch after a year. After losing twice in a row, Holloway bounced back and put forward great performances against Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodríguez. In the fight against Kattar, Holloway went into a different zone and the fight was incredible. While in his fight with Rodríguez, the ‘ Blessed’ systematically dismantled the Mexican for five rounds.

That win earned him another opportunity to fight for the title against Volkanovski. That fight was originally going to take place at UFC 273 but due to an injury Holloway couldn’t compete. Volkanovski later fought the ‘ Korean Zombie’ and won the fight very easily.

Now after such a long wait, the much anticipated trilogy fight between Holloway and Volkanovski is finally taking place. At UFC 276, the pair will go against each other for the championship as well as the title of being the greatest featherweight of all time.

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Max Holloway remembers Conor McGregor’s reaction on his last fight against Yair Rodríguez

Max Holloway vs Conor McGregor
Max Holloway and Conor McGregor

After Holloway beat Rodríguez, his performance was appreciated by many fight fans as well as other UFC superstars. Similarly, former featherweight champion Conor McGregor was also keeping a good eye on Holloway during the fight.

During the UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodríguez main event a video of McGregor got viral which attracted a lot of attention. In the clip, the Irishman can be seen walking around in front of his television set watching Holloway on his corner. It looked as if McGregor is trying to square off against Holloway and is all set to fight him.

During a recent interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN MMA, Holloway was asked about his reaction after watching that clip of the ‘ Notorious’ . While responding to the question, Holloway revealed he was a bit surprised by McGregor’s reaction. The fighter slipped in a small jibe on McGregor telling Proper Twelve, Mcgregor’s Whiskey brand is really good. Referring that McGregor must be drunk in that clip.

He said :

” I was like woah you know, my first reaction is like wow Conor’s really going in. Proper Twelve is awesome for him you know, I guess.”

McGregor and Holloway go way back when they first fought each other in 2013 but now both have come a long way. The next the pair fight each other it will be a treat to watch for the fans .

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