Firas Zahabi Picks Holloway Over McGregor In Rematch • MMA News

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Former UFC “Champ Champ” Conor McGregor defeated current 145-pound champion Max Holloway once more in 2013. “The Infamous” bested the Hawaiian by the use of unanimous decision, and Holloway hasn’t misplaced a wrestle inside the UFC ever since. McGregor has gone on to flip into the most important star the UFC has ever seen, and Holloway is undoubtedly the best featherweight on the planet.

With that being acknowledged, chatter of a potential rematch between the pair has been going spherical seeing how rather a lot every males have superior since their first meeting. Nonetheless, within the occasion that they’d been to face off however as soon as extra, veteran MMA coach Firas Zahabi has his money on “Blessed.” Zahabi believes a wrestle between the two would look related to McGregor’s wrestle in opposition to Nate Diaz (by the use of Bloody Elbow):

“If I had to choose Max Holloway vs. McGregor right now, I’d choose Max Holloway,” Zahabi acknowledged. “I imagine Holloway has grown leaps and bounds since then. In my opinion, Holloway would out-punch him, outwork him.

“He would do very a lot what Diaz did [to Conor McGregor], however extra,” he acknowledged. “I believe McGregor acquired away with loads of stuff, just like the leg kicks towards Diaz, however I don’t assume he’ll have that towards Holloway.”

The Blueprint Is Additional Clear

One different key trigger Zahabi is choosing Holloway in a rematch is as a result of he feels the blueprint to beating the Irishman is rather more evident now:

“Holloway has the identical sort of output as Diaz, the identical sort of chin as Diaz,” he acknowledged. “He’s additional athletic than Diaz, he has additional choice in his assaults, he has additional kicking, kneeing and elbowing, and his chin is just phenomenal.

“So I actually assume he would take it within the later rounds. I believe the blueprint for beating McGregor is extra properly understood by the roster.”

What do you consider Zahabi choosing Holloway over McGregor in a rematch?


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