Conor McGregor Tried to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, But Was Denied
McGregor won the interim UFC featherweight tittle by defeating Chad Mendes in July of 2015.
McGregor on Thursday said that he tried to get back in the Octagon to save UFC 222, which is slated for March 3 in Las Vegas, when UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had to pull out of his title fight with Frankie Edgar due to an ankle injury.
“I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need,” McGregor wrote on Instagram.
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I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™