Conor McGregor has appeared to hand Frankie Edgar a dream present for his 38th birthday when he verbally agreed to fight him.
“Happy birthday Frankie, see you in December,” McGregor wrote on Edgar’s birthday post on Twitter.
“Thanks pal, I said yes already it’s on you and @danawhite to make it happen,” Edgar responded.
“There you go White, make the bout,” McGregor replied. “Give my purse to charity. First responders. One for All! @properwhisky.”
It feels like it probably won’t just be as simple as that to make this fight happen though.
For one thing, McGregor seems determined to make the bout in December, but that would leave it on the end-of-year pay-per-view event, UFC 245 on the 14th of that month, which already has three title fights topping the bill, featuring champions Kamaru Usman, Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes.
Despite his claims, it also seems somewhat unlikely that McGregor won’t take a fee for what will undoubtedly be a money-spinning return to action.
What we do know is that former lightweight champion Edgar is very eager to take this fight and appeared to be putting off a move down to bantamweight in order to make it happen.
Meanwhile, of all the options available to him, McGregor may see a respected but aging and undersized veteran like Edgar as his best chance of getting back to winning ways inside the Octagon.