Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was initially set to throw down for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 218. The fighter was going to face off against reigning champion Max Holloway in the night’s main event inside the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. However, it was simply not meant to be. With that in mind, it would appear that the UFC president is certain that Edgar will be the next to throw down with the champion.
Edgar suffered an injury during his preparations for his title fight against Holloway. As a result, the fighter was pulled from the match up and Holloway went on to earn his second TKO victory over former champion Jose Aldo.
That in mind, UFC President Dana White has come forward to reveal that Edgar is now next in line for a title shot. Speaking to MMAnytt after UFC Fight Night 123, White revealed that the night’s headliner had not yet earned a shot at the belt.
“There’s no way that [Brian] Ortega jumps over Frankie. Defnitely not.” White then revealed that the next title shot will largely have to do with timing.
“Yeah it just, it all depends on timing. When do we fight again? Who’s ready? Who’s not? But definitely Frankie seems like the No. 1 contender.”