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Connor McGregor Rejected For UFC Fight

Connor McGregor Rejected For UFC Fight

However, Edgar's manager Ali Abdel-Aziz said he asked the UFC to set-up a fight against McGregor after Max Holloway withdrew, but an offer was never made. I guess he doesn't think they'll draw the numbers he wants to get out of bed in the morning, and maybe he knows both guys are high-risk, medium-reward type fights.

He wrote: "I am fighting again".

McGregor is heavily tipped to fight the victor of UFC 223's Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov, which is scheduled to take place on April 7, before potentially completing the trilogy against longtime rival Nate Diaz later this year.

When Conor McGregor stepped up to the plate and dispatched the mighty Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, the idea of him stepping away from the fight-game at the peak of his powers never even seemed possible.

While all the fights I just mentioned are possibilities, the truth is the best matchup for McGregor, for the fans, and for the UFC is him fighting the victor of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov.

But the Dublin native suggests he is ready to return: "Taking out the final featherweight, without all of the rest of the stuff that comes with this game". Because I am here. This would see Diaz fight (and beat) Tyron Woodley and McGregor take on the victor of Ferguson-Khabib before resuming their hostilities in the Octagon.

Fighting Edgar at featherweight would have been McGregor's first bout at that weight class since knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at December 2015 to win the championship.

Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, will be stripped of his title in the coming weeks, according to UFC President Dana White.

Nurmagomedov is obviously one of the most risky ground specialists in the sport with a high level wrestling attack that would certainly come into play should he ever step into the Octagon against McGregor.

"He's become just like Floyd Mayweather".

Frankie Edgars coach Mark Henry has denied claims that the Notorious one offered to step in to the Octagon against his fighter.

The interim lightweight champion until McGregor is stripped, the American took the title at UFC 216 last October after choking out Kevin Lee.

After Ferguson and Nurmagomedov square off, however, White still hopes to see McGregor fight the victor for the title. He's also toppled numerous Russian wrestlers over the course of his career so he's well versed in the style that McGregor might be forced to face should he draw Nurmagomedov in the future. McGregor hasn't competed in the UFC since winning the 155-pound title in November 2016, so Thursday's post came as a bit of a surprise to mixed martial arts fans and those involved in the sport. McGregor and Diaz each beat other once in 2016, headlining two of the biggest pay-per-views in UFC history.


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