He said: "I am fighting again".
While all the fights I just mentioned are possibilities, the truth is the best matchup for McGregor, for the fans, and for the UFC is him fighting the victor of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov. "I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game", McGregor continued.
I am fighting again.
"The UFC told us they can't even get him to fight in his weight class". Because I am here.
He's not defended his strap for 15 months and boss Dana White says that means McGregor's title will be taken away and handed to the victor of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov in their bout at UFC 223 on April 7 in NY. Not because Edgar's camp doesn't want the fight to happen, but due to the fact Notorious will have more high-profile opponents to contend with than The Answer. The UFC star suffered a 10th-round knockout against Mayweather in an August boxing match.
They will face off at UFC 223 on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Brooklyn, NY. Frankie Edgar seemed to confirm the comments in a Tweet sharing the interview, but does that mean he'd pass up a title fight with Holloway at featherweight to finally fight McGregor?
McGregor was stripped of the featherweight belt late in 2016 after winning the lightweight strap off Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in NY. The UFC has flirted with the idea of stripping him of a second title but has thus far refused to commit.
"Let me tell you about Conor McGregor".
The man who has had to pull out of the rearranged Edgar fight has won 12 straight since he last tasted defeat - to McGregor by unanimous decision back in 2013.
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