Frankie Edgar Calls For Bout With Max Holloway, Says He’ll Provide “Different” Challenge For Champ
By FCF Staff
Frankie Edgar was supposed to fight Max Holloway earlier this year, and now the former lightweight champ is campaigning again for a title fight with the featherweight king.
Holloway and Edgar were supposed to fight this past March, but Holloway was forced out due to injury. Edgar took on Brian Ortega instead, and was knocked out by the featherweight in the opening round.
Since then, Edgar has earned a decision win over Cub Swanson, and Holloway stopped Ortega this past weekend at UFC 231. Following Saturday’s card, Edgar spoke with TMZ, and while doing so, the New Jersey fighter said this (quote via Bloody Elbow):
”I’m hoping I get Max. I’m hoping Max sticks around at 45, and we get to finally get to square up. I think it makes the most sense,” Edgar said.
“We were supposed to link up, and I think a lot of people talk about that matchup. I don’t think he’s fought someone like myself. I could definitely do some different things in there that Ortega can’t. So that’s what I’m gunning for.”
The 37 year-old Edgar is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts. Before facing Ortega at UFC 222, Edgar earned a TKO stoppage over rising star, Yair Rodriguez in May, 2017.