Frankie Edgar has his sights set on two of the UFC’s biggest names.
After missing a bout with “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night Denver in November, Frankie Edgar is in no doubt which fighters he wants next as he looks to get his hands on championship gold once again.
Following Max Holloway’s successful defence of his featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 231, Edgar outlined that he feels that he could be the man to snap “Blessed’s” winning streak, and despite reaffirming his will to battle the 145lb king, ‘The Answer” has another name in mind failing that.
”I’m hoping I get Max. I’m hoping Max sticks around at 45, and we get to finally get to square up. I think it makes the most sense,” Edgar said, speaking with TMZ Sports (via The Mac Life). “We were supposed to link up, and I think a lot of people talk about that matchup. I don’t think he’s fought someone like myself. I could definitely do some different things in there that Ortega can’t. So that’s what I’m gunning for,” he added.
[If not Holloway], maybe Conor’s free. Conor wants to get down and fight. We were supposed to fight a long time too. If I’m not fighting for the belt, then I guess Conor’s the next best thing.”
Edgar was supposed to fight Holloway for the title at UFC 222 but the champion was forced to pull out due to injury with Brian Ortega stepping in and subsequently defeating the former lightweight champion in impressive fashion.
“The Answer” bounced back with a decision victory over perennial contender Cub Swanson but feels that a fight with McGregor would be something that he could tell his grandkids about when the 37-year old eventually announces his retirement from the sport.
“He’s the most popular guy of my era. Let’s be real, he is. It’ll be a shame if I retire down the road and I get my kids and grandkids ask me if I ever fought Conor McGregor and I get to say no. I wanna say yeah.”