Conor McGregor recently mentioned Frankie Edgar as one fighter who he would be interested in going up against in the Octagon, and that certainly caught the attention of ‘The Answer.’
The former lightweight champion has recently indicated he was planning to move down to bantamweight after a long stint at featherweight, but news of McGregor’s potential interest has led to him stating he’ll fight him at any weight.
“It gave me hope that maybe I can get a fight with him,” Edgar told MMAjunkie. “I’ve been trying to fight this guy for a really long time. I know he’s mentioned my name before, so who knows if it’s him throwing a lot of (expletive) on the wall and see if something sticks. But I’m game – he knows I’m game. I know I’m supposed to go down to bantamweight. Obviously (I) would delay that for the McGregor fight.
“I’ll fight wherever he wants to fight. We can do it at welterweight if he feels. He’s going to be bigger than me no matter where we fight at, so I’m game. I’ve kind of been trying to watch my weight a little bit now that bantamweight’s coming, but I wouldn’t mind pouring some pounds on now.
“…I’m game – any weight, any time. We can do it really anywhere. That’s a fight you get remembered for.”
While that certainly would be the biggest fight of Edgar’s career and a money-spinning one too, realistically that’s not the match-up that’s at the top of either McGregor or the UFC’s list when there’s fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz and Jose Aldo also to be considered.
With that in mind it’s a bit unfortunate that this appears to have distracted Edgar from his plan to drop down to 135lbs as that seemed like a good move at this stage in his career.