Despite the Twitter matchmaking going on with Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar, it doesn’t look like they’re going to be fighting next.
There you go White, make the bout. Give my purse to charity.
One for All! @ProperWhiskey
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 16, 2019
McGregor hinted on Wednesday that he would return against Edgar in December and called for UFC president Dana White to make it happen.
However, in a recent interview with the Boston Herald, White played down the chances of that fight happening simply because he believes it makes no sense, particularly for Edgar.
“Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again but the Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen,” he said. “Edgar is two weight classes below him. He was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling. Aljamain fell out, got hurt.
“Frankie’s coming at the end of his career and he could end up getting himself in a title position again so to take the Conor fight makes no sense.”
In another interview with NESN, the UFC head honcho revealed who he would prefer for the Irishman to face instead.
“For Conor, we got Cowboy, we got Gaethje,” he revealed. “There are guys out there that Conor could fight. We’ll see what happens with Nate Diaz and Masvidal next month. The list goes on and on. …I would take Cowboy or Gaethje. We got to see what happens with Tony and Khabib. We’re trying to make that fight right now — hopefully in March. So we’ll see.”
While the prospect of McGregor facing Cerrone or Gaethje is certainly an exciting one, the bigger news was probably White’s revelation that the UFC is trying to book a lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
With the current plan being in March, hopefully the mixed martial arts world gets fifth-time lucky.