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UFC 196 McGregor Video: You're right Frankie, 'the C in UFC stands for Conor'

Conor McGregor recently responded to Frankie Edgar's critical comments of the UFC.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Frankie Edgar is not too happy with the relationship between Conor McGregor and the UFC. Edgar, who knocked out Chad Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale to cement himself as the #1 featherweight contender, was expected to challenge McGregor for the title. But "The Notorious" had other plans.

The former two-division Cage Warriors champion wanted to replicate his success in the UFC by challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt at UFC 196. Dos Anjos, however, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a foot injury last week.

With the main event in jeopardy, Stockton brawler Nate Diaz stepped up to fight the Irishman in a welterweight non-title fight on short notice. McGregor vs. Diaz will now headline the pay-per-view, with Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate maintaining its co-main event slot.

Just three months after dethroning 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 194, McGregor will be fighting two classes above his championship weight. The bedlam surrounding UFC 196 led to Frankie Edgar calling the promotion a "circus", and the former lightweight champion criticized McGregor's relationship with the company.

"And now they're saying he's going to go up to 70," Edgar said yesterday. "This is a circus. The ‘C' in UFC stands for Conor. This guy runs the show."

McGregor mocked Edgar on FOX Sports Live on Wednesday evening, proclaiming that the 'C' in UFC does, indeed, stand for Conor.

"The Answer" is reportedly injured and is expected to be fully recovered by May.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz will take place at UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5th.

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