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Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor vs Frankie Edgar Rumours

Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor vs Frankie Edgar Rumours

UFC president Dana White has played down rumours of a potential bout between Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar, claiming it "isn't going to happen" in the future.

The 50-year-old also suggested that McGregor is likely to return to the Octagon next year.

"That Frankie Edgar isn't going to happen," White told The Boston Herald. "Frankie is two weight classes below him. (Edgar) is in a position; he was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling, and Aljamain fell out and got hurt.

"Frankie's coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. So to take the Conor fight makes no sense.

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"I think Conor will fight next year,"

It comes after McGregor appeared to confirm a spectacular comeback fight in December this year, while claiming he'll donate his whole purse to a charitable cause.

The Irish fighter and former UFC lightweight champion Edgar exchanged Tweets on Wednesday saying they're ready to fight one another before the end of the year.

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"Happy birthday Frankie, see you in December," he wrote on social media.

Edgar responded by agreeing to meet the former UFC double champion while tagging Dana White.

"Thanks pal, I said yes already it's on you and @danawhite to make it happen," he said

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Last month, Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh said that 'Notoorious' should avoid a potential bout with Dustin Poirier in favour of fighting Edgar.

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The 42-year-old Irish MMA coach told The Mac Life:

"I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear. He's an ex-champion, great fighter. Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible.

"And then go on another run in 2020."

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Do you think White should reconsider and allow McGregor and Edgar to go at it in the Octagon?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Frankie Edgar, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.