Frankie Edgar has been calling for a fight against Conor McGregor, yet he believes that fight may not happen.
The former UFC lightweight champion announced he is moving down to bantamweight but would go back up to 155-pounds if that meant he could fight McGregor. However, he says the UFC is not interested in booking that fight.
“I told him I want to fight him,” Edgar told ESPN. “I told the UFC I want to fight him. But honestly, I don’t think the UFC wants that fight. I don’t know whether they don’t want it because they don’t want him to lose to me or they don’t think they can build it. I don’t know what it is. But ultimately, I think it’s up to him. I think if he forces it, it could happen. The ball is in his court. He can make the call. Conor, if you want to do this, let’s do it, baby.”
Edgar believes the fights make sense for McGregor given everything he has been through as of late.
“It’s a great fight. He’s coming off a couple losses, really. He needs a win. Listen, I felt like all the s— he’s [dealing with], throwing the phone, hitting [the] dude. He’s gotten a lot of bad press. Come in and fight me, I’m not gonna talk no junk. Get a clean bill of health after me. Maybe it’ll bring up his morale in a sense. Maybe that’s what he’s thinking, I don’t know.
“No matter what it’s gonna be a great fight. He’s f—in’ gonna sell it. I’m not gonna let him talk too much s—. I’ve gotta say something back. We’ll get it going.”