Following Conor McGregor’s long-awaited statement that confirmed his eventual return to the UFC octagon, the team of perennial contender Frankie Edgar fired back with a strongly worded response.
The MMA world was turned on its head by a certain Irishman once again yesterday evening as the absentee UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor announced to the world that he is set on making his comeback.
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I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. 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. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™
One of the most interesting points made in this highly interesting post was the mention of McGregor’s attempt to step in for the injured Max Holloway at UFC 223 to face the longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar.
And while the post clearly states it was the UFC and not Edgar himself who McGregor claimed prevented the fight from happening, Frankie’s coach Mark Henry saw the opportunity and struck with a strongly-worded attack on Conor and his supposed attempt to duck the former lightweight champ.
The ever-vocal Ali Abdel-Aziz also couldn’t resist getting involved and while his point perhaps lacked the structure of Coach Henry’s, it still packed a punch.
The truth is @TheNotoriousMMA is a prostitute ??
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 22, 2018
Your move McGregor!
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena