Conor McGregor isn’t going to let UFC 222 pass without having the final word…
Last week, Conor McGregor sent the MMA world into fits of excitement as he emphatically announced that he will be making a UFC comeback in the near future.
Posting on his official Instagram account, the SBG star stated that he, in fact, wanted to make his return vs Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 this weekend – replacing the injured Max Holloway in the main event.
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™
Although the UFC were apparently uninterested in booking the Irishman in a rather random bout at such short notice, Edgar himself has since stated that he would have jumped at the opportunity to take on the sport’s biggest star.
However, ‘The Answer’ isn’t exactly top of the list when it comes to potential McGregor opponents and, even Frankie himself also admitted that he’s not exactly holding his breath when it comes to a scrap with the Irishman.
“If we’re gonna fight, we’ll fight,” Edgar said on Monday’s The MMA Hour. “But I doubt it. I really don’t think we’ll ever cross paths. I really don’t.”
However, it seems that McGregor himself is certainly still monitoring Frankie’s activity and, posting on his official Twitter account on Thursday evening, the SBG star had a final pop at the Jersey fighter in responding to a tweet from MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.
You are all handy bread. https://t.co/yM9qFUrH19
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 1, 2018
Q: Who is New Jersey’s finest?
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2018