Conor McGregor Says he Was Willing to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222
By FCF Staff
Although Conor McGregor hasn’t fought since 2016, the UFC’s lightweight champ is claiming that he was willing to step in and fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, after Max Holloway was forced to drop out due to injury.
Recently McGregor posted the comments below on Instagram. Dana White has said in recent weeks that McGregor is eyeing late summer or early fall, for his next bout.
After Holloway dropped out of the March 3rd event, Brian Ortega was signed to face Edgar.
I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™