Frankie Edgars camp have responded to Conor McGregors claims he offered to fight the New jersey native next month at UFC 222.
The Dubliner unleashed a lengthy statement on social media last night, claiming he offered to step in to fight Edgar at featherweight after Max Holloway was forced to pull out of their bout due to injury.
McGregor said the only reason that failed to materialise was down to the UFC, who said there wasn't enough time to generate the kind of money they're used to making from his fights.
The UFC Lightweight champions last four fights in the Octagon have all generated over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, while his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather received the 2nd highest buy rate in PPV history.
I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™
Frankie Edgars coach Mark Henry has denied claims that the Notorious one offered to step in to the Octagon against his fighter.
Henry says they "asked for Conors name specifically when Max went down".
"It's soo soo simple if your dog crap post is true fight Frankie next."
Brian Ortega has been named as Max Holloways replacement, and will put his five fight winning streak on the line against Edgar.
Frankie says he's open to any matchup following that contest:
This is the truth. My focus is on Ortega and they all can get it after. Anytime, anywhere, any weight class ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ https://t.co/zUDeEa79Bk
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) February 22, 2018