Frankie Edgar has been campaigning for his shot at halting the Conor McGregor hype train for a very long time.
While that took a hit after he correctly predicted that “Notorious” would be upended by Nate Diaz at the recent UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV), it seemed as if the floodgates closed and there was nowhere left for the Irishman to run.
With McGregor’s return at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) spectacle imminent, and a featherweight title defense expected, Edgar may finally get his wish granted. However, if McGregor’s coach has anything to say about who his pupil faces next, the New Jersey native will be left high and dry yet again.
This, despite previous reassurances from SBG Ireland head honcho John Kavanagh that McGregor would indeed slug it out with Edgar sometime in the future.
Kavanagh’s thoughts drew the ire of Edgar’s coach, Mark Henry, who blasted UFC for protecting its cash cow:
From his appearance on the Sunday Morning Cornerman Show (via MMA Fighting):
“I think from that fight we know why Conor and the UFC don’t want him to fight Frankie. This guy gasses out and Frankie would just maul this kid. Frankie isn’t afraid to throw strikes and has good movement. There’s a lot of things Conor does to fighters that he wouldn’t be able to do to Frankie. At the end of the fight, he was saying something like, ‘I don’t know if Frankie is worthy of fighting me.’ I think it’s the other way around. I don’t think Conor is worthy of fighting Frankie.”
Henry was evidently critical of McGregor’s performance in “Sin City” last Saturday (March 5, 2016) when he slowed to a crawl and was promptly ….View full article
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