Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has come forward with a statement concerning UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s alleged attempt to compete at UFC 222. This time, Edgar is not holding back.
Frankie Edgar was initially set to face off against reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 222. However, Holloway as since pulled out of the event after suffering an injury.
While Brian Ortega is now set to face off against Edgar, Conor McGregor later claimed he offered to face Edgar for the event. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Frankie Edgar has since come forward with a heated message on the matter.
“I found that news when I read the headline.” Edgar said. “Unless the UFC didn’t tell me, I don’t know if it’s true. Of course I would’ve been game to fight him, but I’m fighting a guy who fights in the UFC currently. Brian Ortega, the number three guy in the world and that’s my focus. Four weeks ago when I didn’t have an opponent, Conor was nowhere to be found. But like I said, I’m not worried about him, not worried about (Max) Holloway, I’m worried about Brian Ortega.”
UFC 222 goes down March 3 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The event will be featured live on pay-per-view.