Frankie Edgar Issues Message To Conor McGregor After Recent Call-Out
Frankie Edgar has told Conor McGregor to stop talking about a potential UFC clash and to "get it done".
McGregor, 31, recently appeared on ESPN to publicly apologise for punching an old man in an Irish bar and during the interview, he called out a host of fighters including Edgar.
The Toms River-fighter responded to his call out by posting a message on social media, and he's now doubled down on his desire to face the Irishman by telling him to "follow through" on the plans to fight him and "get it done".
You know I'm down to fight @thenotoriousmma it should have happened a long time ago. I know I'm going down to Bantam weight but for you any weight class will do. Anytime any weight class you know I'm game. pic.twitter.com/A04Eoav8rC
- Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) August 26, 2019
"Hey let's stop faking the funk," Edgar told TMZ Sports. "Don't just say it, let's follow through on it and get it done. I'm game any weight, any time, we could do it really anywhere. That's a fight that you get remembered for."
Edgar, whose been campaigning at featherweight, is plotting a drop to bantamweight but he'd put that on hold for a bout against McGregor.
"It gave me hope that maybe I can get a fight with him. I've been trying to fight this guy for a really long time," he added.
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"I know he's mentioned my name before so who knows if it's just him throwing a lot of sh* t at the wall and seeing if something sticks but I'm game, he knows I'm game, and I know I'm supposed to go down to bantamweight but I would obviously delay that for the McGregor fight.
"It's no secret Conor's the biggest star in the sport, or at least one of them. With that comes a lot of attention. He's gonna be remembered, for sure, twenty years from now and I want to have that guy on my record.
"I'll fight wherever he wants to fight. We can do it at welterweight if he feels. He's gonna be bigger than me no matter where we fight at so, I'm game. I've been trying to watch my weight a little bit knowing that bantamweight is coming but I wouldn't mind pouring some pounds on now.
"[I'd fight him] tomorrow. I'm game. I want to fight before this year is out as well, whether it's at bantamweight or McGregor, but yeah if he wants to get down this year, I'm 100 percent in."
Edgar's 8-4 in the UFC featherweight division and has fought for the 145lbs title on three occasions, losing all three championship bouts.
He's eyeing a change in weight classes unless a fight with McGregor comes to fruition.