Conor McGregor, a UFC lightweight champion may not have an official date to end his 15-month hiatus from the Octagon, but the Notorious appears to be getting close. McGregor revealed via his Instagram post on Thursday that he offered his name as a last-minute opponent for Frankie Edgar on March 3 after featherweight champion Max Holloway forced out of UFC 222 with an injury. Frankie Edgar camp in return had disputed Conor McGregor\u2019s statement through manager Ali Abdel-Aziz. The former lightweight champ spoke up about the never-to-be fight to Ariel Helwani on recent episode of The MMA Hour. \u201cI think if it was real, Dana would\u2019ve called me personally,\u201d Edgar told Ariel Helwani (via MMA Fighting). \u201cHe\u2019s done before. With something like that, Dana would\u2019ve called me personally, and he didn\u2019t, so I have to think that it wasn\u2019t real.\u201d \u201cI don\u2019t know, I think Conor\u2019s just being Conor, man,\u201d he added. \u201cHe\u2019s the best at it, right? He\u2019s the best at making news and staying relevant. I don\u2019t mean relevant, he\u2019s the most popular guy in our sport, this and that, but staying in the news cycle. He does it better than anybody, except maybe Floyd Mayweather. \u201cI\u2019m not surprised by it, and I\u2019m not getting sidetracked by it because it doesn\u2019t matter. It\u2019s non-news to me. Because the news is I\u2019m fighting a guy who fights in the UFC right now, Brian Ortega.\u201d McGregor\u2019s claims were quickly dismissed by Abdelaziz, who branded the UFC\u2019s lightweight champion a \u2018liar.\u2019 https:\/\/twitter.com\/AliAbdelaziz00\/status\/966814544092831744 And in a tweet responding to MMA Fighting\u2019s story about his comments on McGregor, Abdelaziz claimed the Irishman has asked the UFC to create a 165lbs division. Edgar found this a bit odd, which made him cast more doubts. \u201cI mean, come on, there is no 165-pound belt. You know what I\u2019m saying?\u201d Edgar said. \u201cI want to fight on the moon. You know what I mean? Come on.\u201d \u201cHe doesn\u2019t want to defend his own belt. What, he wants to fight me? I mean, hey, that\u2019d be great. That\u2019d be great for me. Let\u2019s be real. I\u2019m not scared to fight anybody. Come on, I\u2019ve been doing too long to be scared to fight anybody. I mean, if anything, that would be very good for me, to fight Conor McGregor.\u201d \u201cI would\u2019ve fought him in any weight class, to be honest with you" McGregor hasn't fought since defeating Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205, a card which saw him become the promotion's first simultaneous two-weight world champion. UFC 222 is set to go down this weekend on March 3, Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega co-headlining and Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya headlining the main event.