A featherweight title fight between Max Holloway andveteran Frankie Edgar won’t happen after all.
On Saturday, Holloway issued a statement regarding the fight and revealed that a leg injury will prevent him from defending the belt at UFC 222. In a Twitter post, the Hawaiian champion joked about cutting his leg off and fighitng handicapped.
I asked the docs if we could cut off my leg then ask the commission if I could fight handicapped. They told me at the end of the day it is what it is… Had dozens of family from Hawaii coming up for this one… I know it sucks but hang in there. We’re going to reschedule asap.
Besides mentioning the injury, Holloway hopes the UFC will reschedule his match with Edgar very soon. A third time is a charm!
I know it sucks but don’t give up on the sport. Card changes have always been part of it. Changes are opportunities for other fighters to get their shot. Surprises are what make this sport unique. Hang on and I’ll find you at the next one.
At the moment, the promotion is looking for a replacement fight for Edgar, so stay tuned for the update on.