Dana White Shuts Down Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar Fight

Conor McGregor appeared to make Frankie Edgar’s 38th birthday special a few days ago when he stated on Twitter that he would fight him in December, but Dana white has now poured cold water on the match-up.

“I said it leading into the Mayweather fight: ‘He may never fight again after this fight when you make this kind of money,” White told the Boston Herald. “He’s fought once since then.

“Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again, but the Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen.”

White then went on to explain his reasoning behind shutting down the fight.

“Edgar is two weight classes below him,” White said. “(Edgar) was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling. Aljamain fell out and got hurt. Frankie is coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. To take the Conor fight makes no sense.”

That news will surely be a heartbreaker for Edgar, who is known to have been very eager to fight McGregor and would have been in for a major payday if it had come to fruition.

It will also be interesting to see how McGregor responds to having his plans kyboshed by the UFC president.

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