Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar recently announced his move to the bantamweight division but, in light of Conor McGregor’s respectful callout on ESPN, ‘The Answer’ said he’d be willing to fight the Irishman at any weight class.
“Who else is top of the list? Frankie Edgar is also up there on the list because he has similarities to Khabib,” McGregor said in a recent interview with ESPN “He runs on the back foot and shoots on the single leg. I want these sort of similar bouts. And also, Frankie has been very respectful. He’s always respectful. He said, ‘I want to tell my his grandkids I fought Conor McGregor’, one day.
“For me to hear that, ask Dana [White] — now this is going back many months now — I messaged Dana straight away and said, ‘That’s the fight to make’. Even though he lost to Max [Holloway] in a very close bout, I don’t care. Wins and losses don’t matter in this game. It’s the stories we are all on and the journeys we are all on.”
Edgar responded with the following Tweet.
You know I'm down to fight @thenotoriousmma it should have happened a long time ago. I know I'm going down to Bantam weight but for you any weight class will do. Anytime any weight class you know I'm game. pic.twitter.com/A04Eoav8rC— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) August 26, 2019
“You know I’m down to fight [Conor McGregor],” Edgar posted on Twitter. “It should have happened a long time ago. I know I’m going down to bantamweight but for you any weight class will do. Anytime any weight class you know I’m game.”
Edgar, 37, last fought at UFC 240 where he dropped a unanimous decision to reigning featherweight king Max Holloway at Rogers Place in Alberta, Canada. The bout signified Edgar’s third title loss at featherweight, which prompted the Toms River, New Jersey product to drop down to 135 lbs.
As for McGregor, who is currently nursing a hand injury, ‘The Notorious’ hopes to return to the Octagon by the end of the year.