Max Holloway staying on Fight Island in case Dustin Poirier pulls out of Conor McGregor fight at UFC 257 next week
MAX HOLLOWAY wants to fight Conor McGregor if Dustin Poirier pulls out of their rematch.
The former featherweight champion made the claim after his unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar.
Holloway lost to McGregor when the pair went head-to-head in the Octagon in 2013.
But the American wants another shot at the former two-weight world champion.
He plans to stay on Fight Island this week in case he is needed to step in for Poirier.
Speaking after his win over Kattar, he said: "All I've got to say is there is a big, big fight next week – Dustin Poirier against Conor McGregor – and guess what, your boy is staying all the way through the week.
"If anything happens, Dana [White] knows my number and he can hit me up."
Holloway, 29, extended his record to a 22-6-0 with an impressive win over Kattar.
But one moment from the fight in particular attracted the attention of McGregor.
During the fifth round, Holloway shouted at the commentary desk as he dodged a flurry of punches.
He yelled: "I'm the best boxer in the UFC."
In response to the video on Twitter, McGregor said: "Lol."
The Irishman appears to be in the best shape of his life ahead of his return to the Octagon.
He will return from retirement to take on old rival Poirier at UFC 257 next weekend.
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