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'Croke Park? I would fight him on the moon' - Frankie Edgar calls out Conor McGregor

Published 16/07/2015 | 13:02

Conor McGregor on the offensive against Chad Mendes
Conor McGregor on the offensive against Chad Mendes

Leading UFC featherweight contender Frankie Edgar has said he would finish Conor McGregor inside the distance and is willing to fight 'The Notorious' when he's ready.

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Edgar approached McGregor from the edge of the Octagon after his stoppage of Chad Mendes at the MGM Grand and revealed that he told the Crumlin fighter, he wanted them to face-off next rather than wait for Jose Aldo.

McGregor is likely to fight Aldo on January 2 back in Vegas but with Aldo's history of defecting in the run-up to fights, Edgar has put himself firmly in the frame to take on the Dubliner.

If Aldo is beaten by McGregor in January, he would more than likely be granted a rematch given his standing in the sport. This means that Edgar is even more determined to face McGregor sooner rather than later and has no issues with fighting at Croke Park.

Edgar invited followers to send him their questions via Twitter, and following his use of the ‘No Takedown Defence’ hashtag and a McGregor bout was the hot topic.

He appears to be very bullish about his chances.

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