Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is short an opponent for UFC 222, as Max Holloway has pulled out of the match up after suffering an undisclosed leg injury.
The UFC has been scrambling to try and save the event from cancellation, with a suitable replacement headliner.
Originally the UFC was ready to put together a rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight world title. Garbrandt accepted the bout, Dillashaw accepted the bout, and then T.J. talked to his coach and Duane Ludwig pulled the plug.
Now, the Dillashaw camp is holding out for more money to take the fight on short notice, and has even asked that if they lose, that an immediate rematch be scheduled.
The night’s original headliner, Frankie Edgar has since taken to social media to call out any fighter willing to listen.
Over Twitter, Edgar claimed he is ready for any fighter from any weight class to take him on in the headliner for UFC 222.
“I’m down for anyone, any fight, any weight class. Let’s save this fight card! @danawhite @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2”
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) February 5, 2018
Former UFC bantamweight champion and Team Alpha Male warrior Cody Garbrandt has now taken to Twitter to offer Frankie Edgar a response. “No Love” wants to fight.
“@AliAbdelaziz00 get us paid I’m down!! #fightersfight”
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) February 6, 2018
UFC 222 goes down March 3 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.