Dana Shoots Down Conor-Edgar
Conor McGregor tried to put something into the universe, but sadly the power of positive thinking is not enough to get Dana White to book him and Frankie Edgar in a fight.
Speaking to the Boston Herald, the UFC President turned down the idea of McGregor fighting the fellow former lightweight champion.
“That Frankie Edgar isn’t going to happen,” White said. “Frankie is two weight classes below him. (Edgar) is in a position; he was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling, and Aljamain fell out and got hurt.
“Frankie’s coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. So to take the Conor fight makes no sense.”
McGregor, who was supposed to return this past summer, but was delayed with a broken hand, was supposed to fight Edgar after winning the featherweight title. The fight never materialized due to McGregor’s move to the lightweight division and Edgar moving down to bantamweight.
“I think Conor will fight next year,” White summated on the future of the former double champion.
Transcribed by MMA Fighting