Conor McGregor reveals Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier and Jose Aldo all deserve rematches

CONOR McGREGOR revealed former opponents Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and Dustin Poirier have all earned rematches.

McGregor beat a 21-year-old Holloway in 2013, just the Irishman’s second UFC fight before then taking out Porier in one round a year later.

 Conor McGregor beat Max Holloway in his second fight in the UFC back in 2013

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Conor McGregor beat Max Holloway in his second fight in the UFC back in 2013
 In 2014 McGregor then knocked out Dustin Poirier in one round

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In 2014 McGregor then knocked out Dustin Poirier in one round

In December 2015 McGregor knocked out Aldo in just 13 seconds to claim the featherweight title – but has not fought in the 145lb division since these three wins.

Speaking to his fans in Chicago, The Notorious suggested Holloway, 27, and Poirier, 30, who fight for the interim lightweight title next month, have “deserved” rematches waiting.

McGregor said: “If you beat a man convincingly, a first-round KO, a dominating performance, there’s not really a need for a rematch.

“But, if that individual rises up the ranks, if he goes back, checks himself, humbles himself, stays focused, stays positive, and rises up exactly like Dustin Poirier has done, and exactly like Max Holloway has done, well then there is rematches deserved.”

ALDO REMATCH

Despite beating Aldo, 32, with the first punch he threw, McGregor, 30, insisted the Brazilian’s recent two-fight winning streak, also puts him in line for a rematch.

The Irishman even suggested he was willing to face Aldo at UFC 237 in Brazil – but recent disputes over fighting in the co-main event halted this plan.

McGregor added: “Even Aldo now currently, he had a great win, his last two wins were great wins.

“He had a little bit of a slip, but he’s had two great wins and now he’s fighting in his hometown of Rio De Janeiro.

“I actually was thinking I might slide in and face him, but all these politics and co-main event conversation kind of halted that as well.

“If he wins, I believe he’s up in line for a rematch also.

"Although it was a 12-second knockout, I still think if you rise up again, you deserve a rematch. So, this is where we are at.”

 McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds in 2015 to claim the UFC featherweight title

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McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds in 2015 to claim the UFC featherweight title

 

CONOR McGREGOR revealed former opponents Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and Dustin Poirier have all earned rematches.