Dana White Rejects McGregor vs Frankie Edgar
The return of Conor McGregor back inside of the UFC octagon won’t come in the form of a matchup against Frankie Edgar. At least according to UFC President Dana White. While Frankie and McGregor agreed to fight via social media, Dana said the fight simply won’t happen.
Recently, White spoke to the Boston Herald for an interview surrounding UFC Boston on Friday. Boston Herald sports editor Justin Pelletier asked Dana what he sees for McGregor’s future going forward in the UFC.
Dana White Explains Not Making the Edgar Fight
“Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again, but the Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen,” said Dana in regards to McGregor’s future.
He then went on to explain why the matchmaking between Edgar and Conor won’t happen.
“Edgar is two weight classes below him,” said Dana. “Edgar was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling. Aljamain fell out and got hurt. Frankie is coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. So, to take the Conor fight makes no sense.”
Next For McGregor
Now that White has officially written off the McGregor vs Edgar fight, what could be next for McGregor? In Dana’s eyes, he believes that Conor will more than likely fight again. Especially against the correct opponent.
“I think Conor will fight next year,” ended White.
Without providing any further details, McGregor’s next opponent remains a mystery. However, at this point, we can rule out the potential bout against Edgar for now.
McGregor has been vocal with his potential opponents on social media. Other than Edgar, McGregor has also called out Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov. As well as even referencing a potential trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.
The return for McGregor in the octagon will seemingly have to wait. At least until both he and Dana White come up with a formidable opponent.