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Frankie Edgar Would Like to Hopefully Reset a Title Bout With Max Holloway in March

December 10, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Frankie Edgar

MMAjunkie recently spoke to former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who discussed his recent injury that forced him to withdraw for his originally scheduled title fight with Max Holloway. As a result, Holloway faced former champion Jose Aldo again in a rematch at UFC 218. Edgar expressed wanting to reschedule a fight with Max Holloway possibly later in March in Las Vegas. Below are some highlights.

Edgar on how his orbital injury happened in training: “You got to crack eggs to make an omelette sometimes, unfortunately. I’ve been in this game for a long time. That’s never happened. Nothing crazy, I wasn’t being negligent, just sparring. To get ready for a guy like Max Holloway you’ve got to spar decent. Four weeks, I wish I could go back and maybe change things, but it’s just the way it goes. I think it was a freak accident. It’s tough to not take hits. I’m training for a fight, have guys punching and kicking at me. It was really a freak accident. I’m really not anticipating something like that to happen again.”

Edgar on not getting his title fight against Holloway: “It was heartbreaking. It felt like a death the in the family. It felt like a loss. I trained hard and didn’t really get to compete. Watching the fight, it left a pit in my stomach the whole time. But I’m looking to re-book that fight and looking to get in there with Holloway as soon as he’s able. I think it’s the fight that makes most sense. We haven’t fought. He’s kind of running through everybody. Let’s me and him get it done. We had a plan. I know the fans want to see it. I’m pretty sure Max wants to fight me, so let’s make it happen.”

Edgar’s thoughts on Holloway beating Jose Aldo again: “I’m just going to give the credit to Holloway. Aldo looked good first and second round, then Holloway turned it on just like the first fight. The guy is phenomenal. He throws a bunch of punches. He’s a tough mountain to climb right now.”