Earlier today terrible news shook the mixed martial arts world as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced that current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had suffered an injury and would no longer be able to compete at March’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event.
Max Holloway was expected to fight former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 222 which takes place March 3 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“Blessed” recently took to social media where he issued his first post since being removed from the UFC 222 main event. Holloway appears to be firing back a shot at McGregor with the post, insinuating the “Big Mac” is a “cupcake”.
Holloway’s posts come shortly after McGregor took to Instagram with the following jab at the Hawaiian champion.
This marks the second time that a slated bout between Edgar and Holloway has failed to come to fruition.
Max and Frankie were originally scheduled to meet at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit. However, Frankie Edgar suffered an injury in the lead up to that event and was eventually replaced by Jose Aldo who went on to suffer a third-round TKO loss to the Hawaiian champion on December 2.