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Frankie Edgar Would Wait on Bantamweight Move to Fight Conor McGregor

September 2, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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If Conor McGregor wants to face off with Frankie Edgar, Edgar says he’ll wait on moving down weight. Edgar spoke with TMZ for a new interview and discussed McGregor, who said in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani that he would be willing to hold off on his bantamweight move if he has to in order to get that fight.

“Yeah, I mean, it gave me hope that maybe I could get a fight with him,” Edgar said about the interview. “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 just him throwing a lot of s**t on the wall and see if something sticks.”

He added, “But you know, I’m game and he knows I’m game. I know I’m supposed to go down to bantamweight, but I would delay that for the McGregor fight.”

McGregor has said he’s looking to return to the Octagon before the start of 2020. There’s no word on whether an Edgar/McGregor fight is being discussed by the UFC yet.