Frankie Edgar has been clamoring for a rematch with Conor McGregor and is yet to receive it. And now Edgar’s coach Mark Henry wants McGregor to get out of the way for his student.
Conor McGregor has held the UFC featherweight belt for long and Henry feels it’s time for McGregor to let go of the belt. The Irishman won the featherweight championship by defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 194 last year. Since then he has gone up to fight at welterweight division, losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
“Everybody keeps stoking up Conor so much, but Frankie is also trying to go for his second belt, too, and this guy– the thing with my daughter growing up, she was a great kid, but she wanted the baba and the binkie and the blankie (and) she was scared,” Henry told MMAjunkie Radio.
“She just wouldn’t get rid of it and hold on tight to that. And I think Conor needs to let go of that baba and the binkie and just let go of the 145-pound title.”
UFC has been accused of favoring and bending its rules for McGregor time and again. “All the rules are changing,” Henry said.
Commenting on McGregor’s recent controversy, Henry slammed the 27-year-old fighter for failing to make up his mind.
“You want to go and fight 155? Go fight 155 and come back and fight 155, but (McGregor) wants to fight 170, he wants to retire, and he doesn’t want to retire. I don’t know if I’m talking to my wife or talking to Conor sometimes,” Henry said.
Calling Conor McGregor a “fraud”, Henry even went on to say that fraudulence has always been McGregor’s “path”.
The coach’s chief concern is that Frankie Edgar must not suffer because of Conor McGregor. We cannot help but understand his point because the featherweight belt has been held for long while McGregor has gone on to pursue other things.
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“I want Frankie’s legacy, so the only thing Conor is doing is holding up everything,” Henry said.
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