Max Holloway turns his attention to Frankie Edgar

Max Holloway turns his attention to Frankie Edgar

The UFC’s featherweight division is a picture that’s being painted with a very loose brush. Current champion Jose Aldo was initially expected to fight interim champ Max Holloway at UFC 208 in Brooklyn but an injury to Holloway put a halt to that. Aldo claimed he was offered an interim lightweight title fight at UFC 209 in March and there’s no word really on where things stand with that but it seems that’s a no go. Holloway in turn has been claiming that Aldo does not want to face him and is finding excuses to not do so, calling him Jose “Waldo” because he seems unable to find him when it comes time to discuss a fight.

But Max Holloway is a fighter and fighting is what he wants to do. So he doesn’t plan on waiting around for Aldo to make up his mind. Instead, it sounds as if he may now be looking for a fight with former UFC lightweight champion and perennial featherweight contender Frankie Edgar. Holloway, while speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, said:

“I want to fight Edgar. I’d love to fight Edgar. I’d take that fight in a heartbeat. Former champion, back on his win streak, he fought Aldo, and if I can do my thing and win the fight convincingly, prove to people [I deserve the belt]. I’m not trying to race through the division, I’m trying to clean out the division.”

Max Holloway turns his attention to Frankie EdgarFollowing his UFC 205 unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens, Edgar mentioned a few paths of action for his career. One was a UFC featherweight title fight with then champion Conor McGregor which is now off the table. Another option he was weighing was a move down to bantamweight and said he would be watching the Cruz-Garbrandt fight closely. Since Garbrandt took home the decision win and the UFC bantamweight title, we have not yet heard from Edgar regarding a move down in weight.

For Edgar, who always seems to find himself around the top 3 in the rankings, a matchup with Holloway may very well be the next logical move for him. Holloway should be another couple of weeks away from being able to get back to full training following his foot injury so we should know more about the featherweight picture in the coming weeks.

 

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