Edgar Calls for Title Fight vs. Holloway
Frankie Edgar is making his case for why he deserves the next shot at Max Holloway and the UFC Featherweight Championship.
Edgar took to social media to call out Holloway, who lost an interim lightweight title fight to Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 last month. Edgar mentioned how he and Holloway were scheduled to fight twice over the last 18 months, and the fight never happened either time. He says it’s time to get the fight done.
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Hey @blessedmma not once but twice we got all dressed up, took pictures and never got to dance. Everybody knows I put my last opportunity on the line because that’s the kind of people we are. Let’s finally get this done! FYI your last fight wast epic, let’s put another one in the history books! May I have this Dance?
Holloway was scheduled to make his first defense of the UFC 145-pound title against Edgar at UFC 218 in December 2017, but Edgar was forced out of the bout due to injury and replaced by Jose Aldo. The Holloway-Edgar title fight was then rescheduled for UFC 222 in March 2018, but Holloway was the one unable to compete due to injury. Edgar put his No. 1 contender status on the line against Brian Ortega and lost by first-round knockout.
Edgar rebounded with a win over Cub Swanson one month later and was scheduled to face “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Denver in November before a biceps injury took him out of that.
Edgar is a former UFC lightweight champion, winning the title in April 2010 at UFC 112 before dropping it to Benson Henderson at UFC 144 in February 2012. Edgar unsuccessfully challenged Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Title at UFC 156 in February 2013 and lost again to Aldo in an interim featherweight title fight at UFC 200 in July 2016