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UFC/MMA News: Frankie Edgar reacts to canceled UFC 222 title fight 

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2.14K   //    06 Feb 2018, 04:21 IST

Another potential fight of the night succumbs to the injury bug.
Another potential fight of the night succumbs to the injury bug

What's the story?

Frankie Edgar isn't a happy man. The former UFC Lightweight Champion took to Instagram to react to Max Holloway pulling out of their scheduled Featherweight Championship bout at UFC 222.

Edgar expressed his disappointment at the cancelation of the fight but still seemed eager to fight against whoever the UFC may have lined up for him.

In case you didn't know...

Edgar has been a perennial contender waiting for a crack at Holloway's belt. He was set to fight the champ at UFC 218 before an injury scrapped those plans.

The fight was rescheduled for 221 in Las Vegas next month, but this time, the injury bug has bit Holloway and Edgar's painstaking wait seemingly continues.

The heart of the matter

A dejected Edgar shared his thoughts on Instagram and wished 'Blessed' a speedy recovery.

“Here we go again, definitely disappointed but fate wasn’t having it. I wish Max a speedy recovery but the show must go on. See you all in Vegas March 3rd!”

Despite the setback, the #2 ranked featherweight is raring to and is waiting on the UFC to announce a replacement on such short notice and guess who answered the call?

Nate Freaking Diaz!

Impact

Nate Diaz is just one of the names who has stepped up and offered to fill in for the Featherweight title holder.

Brian Ortega is another exciting option, who after his win against Cub Swanson at UFC Fresno, was up for a fight against the legendary Frankie Edgar.

Thankfully, Dana White is spoilt for choice here!

Author's take

Being a big Edgar mark, I'm gutted at the injury gods for ruining another great fight. Edgar vs Holloway had all the makings of a fight of the night and I'm sure UFC will eventually book the bout at a later date.

In the meantime, all we can do is hope Dana White and co. announce a suitable replacement.




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