Sunday 16 December 2018

'Frankie could be 50 years old and beat the s**t out of the whole of Ireland' - Edgar camp reject McGregor's claims

Conor McGregor and (inset) Frankie Edgar
Conor McGregor and (inset) Frankie Edgar

Sam Roberts

Frankie Edgar's team have rejected Conor McGregor's claims that he offered to step in to fight the American at UFC 222.

McGregor had said in an Instagram post on Thursday that he offered to fight Edgar at the event in March, but was told that "there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need".

However, Edgar's manager Ali Abdel-Aziz said he asked the UFC to set-up a fight against McGregor after Max Holloway withdrew, but an offer was never made.

"I did call the UFC and they said 'Dude, we can't even get him to fight in his own weight class. He's not going to fucking fight Frankie'," Abdel-Aziz said.

Speaking to TMZ, Abdel-Aziz said Edgar would be willing to fight McGregor in June, but claimed the Irish fighter was "scared".

"Frankie could be 50 years old and beat the shit out of him and the whole entire nation of Ireland. He'd beat everyone in Ireland hands down," said Abdel-Aziz before adding that McGregor has "ducked" Edgar numerous times in the past.

"You only take stylistically what is a good match for you and you ducked him three times already.

"You have never defended a title, cut lines to titles and 90% of the time fight people in your comfort zone," Henry said.

Edgar will instead fight 27-year-old Brian Ortega at UFC 222 in Las Vegas on March 3rd.

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