Conor McGregor: 'Thoughts' and 'respect' to Max Holloway after UFC 226 withdrawal

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Conor McGregor and Max Holloway will always be linked together for their August 2013 fight at UFC Fight Night 26. Their careers took off in different ways afterward, and although there’s been plenty of jabs back and forth in the years since, there’s always been an underlying respect.

That’s why it’s no surprise that, after Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) suddenly withdrew from UFC 226 due to concussion-like symptoms, the former two-division UFC champ McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) shared a positive message.

McGregor took to social media earlier today to give his respect toward “Blessed,” who won’t be putting his UFC featherweight title on the line against Brian Ortega on Saturday at UFC 226 (via Twitter):

UFC 226 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Holloway has won 12 consecutive fights since his

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