Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar
Conor McGregor’s current plan of action is all over the plac,e to say the least.
The “Notorious” one secured the featherweight title last December with a stunning 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo. He then elected to move up in weight and challenge lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos while holding on to his 145-pound strap.
Dos Anjos ended up getting injured, and McGregor took on Nate Diaz in a short-notice welterweight bout, a bout he shockingly lost.
With the Irishman set to fight at UFC 200 this summer, a rematch with Diaz has been teased and is reportedly close to being made official.
I know, what lies ahead for McGregor is unclear. What isn’t unclear, however, is the fact that he remains as the UFC’s biggest star, and a man that the promotion certainly wants on its debut New York card.
McGregor will have to defend his title eventually, and there would be no better place to do it than in the Empire State against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, a gritty New Jersey native with a strong following in New York.
Edgar has been gunning for a featherweight title shot for quite some time, and lobbying to fight in New York for even longer.
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