McGregor & Holloway React To Edgar Loss
Following his heartbreaking loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 222, both the man originally scheduled to face Frankie Edgar, and the man who claimed he wanted the fight tweeted their support towards the New Jersey Native.
Edgar, who had never been finished in his career until March 3rd against Ortega, was originally set to face Max Holloway for the featherweight title at the event. Holloway would be pulled from the event due to an injury, and Ortega would be set to fill the slot.
Conor McGregor would somehow get involved leading up to fight week, claiming that he offered to fight Edgar following Holloway’s injury, but he claims the offer was turned down due to limited time to promote the event. McGregor took to Twitter and offered condolences and a little bit of shade The Toms River, New Jersey native’s way.
Frankie’s career deserved for that to be against me tonight.
Love and respect always!
A true fighters fighter ❤
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 4, 2018
Holloway would be a little more respective towards Edgar in a tweet he sent on fight night.
You had nothing to gain from taking that fight @FrankieEdgar. But you took it you defended what you already earned. There’s no belt for sacrificing everything but true fans and Jersey knows no belt can outshine what you bring to the sport. Chin up bratha
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 4, 2018
Now, Ortega is set to face Holloway for the featherweight title, and according to Dana White it will happen as soon as Holloway is cleared to compete.
Original Story: MMA Fighting