A couple of weeks back, featherweight contender Frankie Edgar hosted a holiday Q&A via his Twitter account where he made a few bold proclamations in regards to fighting Conor McGregor for the belt.
Or…or did he?
In what was a perhaps an awkward glimpse behind the curtain, Edgar’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz ended up answering a question directed at Frankie as if he were Frankie himself. The question was, “what round will you beat Conor [McGregor] in?”
Abdel-Aziz answered from his own handle, “I’ll make him quit in the third an I’ll stop him in the fourth.”
This sent a giggle down through the scrolls of social media, with plenty of queries popping up as to whether Edgar operates his own Twitter account at all.
Edgar was a guest on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, and “The Answer” addressed the snafu.
“Okay, it’s so funny people write stories about this,” he told Ariel Helwani. “Mama’s hurting for stories. I believe it was the day before Christmas Eve, and Ali’s like, ‘brother, you need to do a Q&A, you need to do a Q&A.’ I said, I don’t feel like doing it. He said, do you care if I do it? I said go ahead. He’s like, I’m going to peg Lorenzo [Fertitta], Conor, blah blah blah, and I said, yes, go for it.
“Now, of all the stuff he said, do I believe it, yes. I believe I’ll fight Conor, I believe I’d beat Conor, I believe all the stuff that he said, I pretty much do believe everything he said. Would I have worded it the way he did, or spelled it the way he did? Maybe not. But I got the point across, and I got people talking. So job well done.”
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