UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was slated to defend his second title defense against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw from his scheduled bout.
Previously, Edgar was booked to fight Holloway, at UFC 218 this past December, but an injury forced Edgar out of the main event title contest.
Currently, Holloway in a process to defend his title against Brian Ortega, and Edgar is slated to face Cub Swanson, but featherweight champion still interested to lock horn with “The Answer.”
“Me and Frankie still got unfinished business,” Holloway said in a recent MMAjunkie interview. “Everyone is talking about Frankie and Aldo like they’re two dead guys. They say, ‘Too washed up.’ They’re still animals. They’ve been at the top of the heap. They’ve been top-five, top-three in any division they were in, forever.
“People keep talking about how these guys are old; we’ll see. You can’t speak on it yet. It’s a couple losses. It’s MMA. You get caught.”
Frankie Edgar is coming off a first-round knockout defeat to Brian Ortega at UFC 222. It marked the first ever stoppage loss in his storied MMA career.
Holloway vs. Ortega is still under construction and is not slated yet, but Holloway is targeting this showdown to happen at UFC 226 on July 7th in Las Vegas.