Dana White Says Frankie Edgar – Conor McGregor Fight “Isn’t Going to Happen”
By FCF Staff
Although both Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar have been pushing for a fight between the stars, UFC President Dana White says the promotion is not going to make the match-up.
This past summer, McGregor reported his interest in fighting Edgar and the latter repeated that he’s very willing to battle the former champ. More recently, McGregor called on White to book the fight.
“I said it leading into the Mayweather fight: ‘He may never fight again after this fight when you make this kind of money,” White said. “He’s fought once since then.
“Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again, but the Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen.”
“Edgar is two weight classes below him. (Edgar) was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling. Aljamain fell out and got hurt. Frankie is coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. To take the Conor fight makes no sense.”
McGregor hasn’t fought since last October when he was submitted by lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Edgar, meanwhile, is coming off a decision loss to featherweight champ Max Holloway in July. Following that loss, Edgar announced he was planning to move to bantamweight.