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Connor McGregor Rejected For UFC Fight

Jess Hardiman

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Connor McGregor Rejected For UFC Fight

Recently Conor McGregor has been pretty quiet by his standards, but at this point everyone knows that his next outburst could come at any time.

Having made UFC history, then taking on Floyd Mayweather in what was billed as the 'fight of the century', not to mention learning to be a dad, the Irishman took a well earned break.

He's now revealed that he has (obviously) been keen to get back to work and surround himself with the familiarity of the octagon. However, he admits that he was rejected for a huge bout against Frankie Edgar.

MMA fans will know how much of a big fight that'd be, and so will probably be slightly disappointed it didn't come to fruition.

In an Instagram post McGregor claimed that he'd thrown himself into the running when Max Holloway pulled out of his scheduled fight against Edgar at UFC 222, though Dana White's company were unable to coup the funds to promote the last minute switch.

He wrote: "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."

With a potential rematch against Floyd Mayweather in the octagon seemingly a no go it seems that The Notorious has his heart set on shaking up the UFC roster once again. Bring it on.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC, MMA, Dana White

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