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Frankie Edgar I Want McGregor Or Max Holloway … For My Next Fight

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Conor McGregor or Max Holloway

That’s who UFC star Frankie Edgar tells TMZ Sports he wants to fight next.

“I’m hoping I get Max. I’m hoping Max sticks around at 45, and we get to finally get to square up. I think it makes the most sense.”

Edgar is currently the #3 ranked featherweight contender behind Jose Aldo (#2), Brian Ortega (#1) and Holloway (Champ). 

But, Dana White said this weekend he wants Max to move up weight classes … so, if that happens, Edgar has his sights set squarely on the Irish superstar.

“I don’t know, maybe Conor’s free. Conor wants to get down and fight. We were supposed to fight a long time too. If I’m not fighting for the belt, then I guess Conor’s the next best thing.”

Neither matchup is all that far-fetched — Edgar was scheduled to fight Holloway at UFC 222 back in March … but “Blessed” was forced to drop out with an injury.

McGregor said in the past he offered to step in against Frankie … but the UFC shut that down.

In other words … both fights almost went down in March.

“[Conor is] the most popular guy of my era, let’s be real, he is. It’ll be a shame if I retire down the road and I get my kids and grandkids ask me if I ever fought Conor McGregor and I get to say no. I wanna say yeah.”

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