Conor McGregor reveals he was REFUSED return at UFC 222 – despite Irishman’s desperation to step in and face Frankie Edgar

CONOR MCGREGOR has vowed to "battle once more" despite claiming his supply to battle at UFC 222 was rejected.

The light-weight champion made the promise tonight in a press release on Instagram as he revealed his proposal to exchange Max Holloway and battle Frankie Edgar subsequent weekend was turned down.

 Conor McGregor claimed  his offer to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 was rejected

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Conor McGregor claimed  his supply to struggle Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 was rejected

He wrote: "I’m preventing once more. Interval. I’m the most effective at this.

"I put my identify ahead to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, however I was informed there wasn't sufficient time to generate the cash that the UFC would wish.

"I was enthusiastic about bouncing in final minute and taking out the ultimate featherweight, with out all the remainder of the stuff that comes with this recreation.

"Please respect the insane quantity of labor outdoors the battle recreation that I’ve put in.

 McGregor made the claim on social media

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McGregor made the declare on social media
 The Irishman stepped forward to fight Frankie Edgar after Max Holloway pulled out

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The Irishman stepped ahead to battle Frankie Edgar after Max Holloway pulled out

"On prime of the preventing. I’m right here.

"It’s on them to come and get me. As a result of I’m right here."

He then signed the message off because the "Champ Champ".

Despite his willpower to return to the octagon, many believed McGregor was extra in a cash-spinning rematch with Floyd Mayweather beneath MMA guidelines.

And together with his concentrate on Mayweather, whom he misplaced to in a boxing match final August, The Infamous is about to be stripped off certainly one of his UFC straps.

He has not defended the title for 15 months and UFC president Dana White says meaning his belt might be taken away.

And he says meaning the victor of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April might be topped the brand new light-weight king.

 McGregor is the only fighter to be champion in two UFC divisions simultaneously

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McGregor is the one fighter to be champion in two UFC divisions concurrently
 Many thought Conor McGregor was more interested in securing a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

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Many thought Conor McGregor was extra in securing a rematch with Floyd Mayweather
 UFC chief Dana White has confirmed that Conor McGregor will be stripped of his belt after not defending it for 15 months

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UFC chief Dana White has confirmed that Conor McGregor shall be stripped of his belt after not defending it for 15 months

Talking to TMZ, White stated: "I stated in the final press convention, that struggle might be for the title.

"It’s not for the interim title, that battle is for the title."

When pressed additional whether or not that meant McGregor would lose his title, White added: "Proper."

McGregor is the one fighter to be champion in two UFC divisions concurrently after defeating former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in thirteen seconds, the quickest UFC title struggle victory, and then profitable the UFC light-weight belt towards Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

The 29-yr-previous is the most important pay-per-view draw in MMA historical past, headlining 4 out of the six highest-promoting UFC occasions.

His boxing battle with Mayweather additionally dew four.3m buys in North America, the second most of all-time.

 

CONOR MCGREGOR has vowed to "battle once more" despite claiming his supply to battle at UFC 222 was rejected.

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