Midnight Mania! McGregor Wants Edgar Fight, Will Donate Purse To Charity

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Of the many potential bouts that Conor McGregor has publicly discussed — or at least Tweeted about — a bout with Frankie Edgar seemed less than likely. For one, Edgar recently announced his plan to drop down to Bantamweight, whereas McGregor hasn’t even competed at Featherweight since 2015. Plus, there’s no real heat between the two, and McGregor generally seeks to create as much of a spectacle as possible.

Nevertheless, an exchange on Twitter between the two seems to show that “Notorious” is very serious about facing the former Lightweight champ.

Edgar has already publicly accepted the bout, and “The Answer” said as much in response. Once more, McGregor confirmed his interest in the bout, even going so far as to say his fight purse could go to charity.

It’s hard to say what the play is here. Does McGregor really want to fight Edgar before the end of the year? It’s certainly possible, though the details are unclear. Is McGregor light enough to make 145-pounds or even ready to compete in December? Alternatively, this could merely be a negotiating tactic to make a different fight happen — a move that has happened plenty in UFC history. The Irishman is enigmatic in the best of times, so we’ll just have to await any official announcement.

Stay tuned to MMAmania for further updates.


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