Saturday 25 January 2020

Frankie Edgar's planning a dream fight with Conor McGregor at UFC's first NYC event

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

UFC 200 is the next event on Conor McGregor's radar but if he avenges his loss to Nate Diaz on the blockbuster card then fans could be in line for a mouth-watering bout thereafter.

Last month the New York assembly voted to legalise MMA in the state, which opens the door for the sport to hold events in the world's biggest media market.

The prospect of seeing a big UFC card held at the iconic Madison Square Garden is exciting - the prospect of seeing McGregor headline it would be something else entirely.

But that is what UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar is proposing for New York's inaugural UFC event in Novemeber. Edgar fights Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 on July 9th, and if both he and McGregor win, Edgar is hoping for a unification fight with the Dubliner in the autumn.

"I'd love to get a win here in July and then fight McGregor for that real title in the Garden in November," Edgar told

"If not McGregor, then I'll be defending my title in the Garden.

"And also, the interim's going to guarantee me a shot at the title. If I hold the interim, there's no ifs, ands or buts about it. I have to be fighting that guy for the title, or my title becomes the title if [McGregor] doesn't come down."

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