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Frankie Edgar camp responds to Conor McGregor’s offer to save UFC 222 - ‘He’s full of s--t’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion and current (we think) Lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor recently dropped a bombshell declaring that he offered to save UFC 222 -- which is set to go down on March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada -- to fight Frankie Edgar after Max Holloway came down with an injury.

But, the price simply wasn’t right.

“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,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Now, Team Edgar is calling out the “Notorious” one for his claim, as “The Answer’s” manager -- Ali Abdelaziz —recently told ESPN that the fiery Irishman is blowing some hot air simply to stay in the media’s eye.

“When Max pulled out, I told the UFC, we’ll fight Conor at any weight class he wants. The UFC told us they can’t even get him to fight in his weight class. He’s become just like Floyd Mayweather. This guy doesn’t want to fight. He does what Floyd Mayweather does. He just wants to stay in the media. He likes the attention, but he’s not getting it because he’s not fighting. He should have fought Frankie two years ago. He ducked him for two years. He’s full of s---. He’s a liar.”

Is normal?

McGregor has always had a knack for setting the MMA world on fire via social media. For his part, Edgar took to social media to back his manager’s statement.

In the end, Brian Ortega got the call up to face Edgar in the co-main event of UFC 222, which will now be headlined by a women’s Featherweight title fight between division champion Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya.

That said, after hearing Conor’s claim, it may behoove the promotion to have an extra stash of cash laying around to offer McGregor in case either Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov bail out of their proposed 155-pound title fight at UFC 223 on April 7, 2018. After all, this is the fourth time the fight has been made after three previous failed attempts.

Assuming Conor really wants it, that is.