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Frankie Edgar’s Manager Is Upset Conor McGregor Will Not Face His Client

March 26, 2016 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Frankie Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, took to Instagram on behalf of his client to take UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor to task for refusing to fight Frankie Edgar. Currently, McGregor is reportedly in talks to face Nate Diaz in a rematch for UFC 200, meaning a title fight for Edgar will not happen anytime soon.

Abdelaziz wrote: “When history speaks for itself, Frankie Edgar will go down as the guy who fought anyone at any weight, any time, and anywhere. But when history speaks for @thenotoriousmma he was a UFC champion who hand picked his opponents and chose a guys out of shape to fight him and he ducked Frankie. Every media member I talked to, a majority of the fans wants to see Edgar vs McGregor but Conor’s coaches since he lost to Nate Diaz for every interview they talk about everyone else except for Frankie. At this point I’m blaming the @ufc for not making this fight happen because I think it’s really up to them and they can make Conor fight Frankie. Im done with this. It’s been a miserable last 4 months talking and negotiating getting this fight to happen but now I realize the only person who needs to step up and say he wants to fight Frankie is Conor. But I don’t believe he wants to because he and everyone else knows that Frankie would whoop his ass. I have 0 respect for a champion who ducks contenders and that’s that.”