Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar reportedly turned down fight with McGregor for UFC 196

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In a shocking revelation, McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh speaks out on two fighters that seemingly would want to fight his fighter but when asked to put it in black and white, they suddenly put their foot on their mouths.

“I seem to recall them insisting quite recently that they were willing to fight Conor ‘any time and any place,’” Kavanagh referring to Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo.

“Obviously, they forgot to mention that 5 March in Las Vegas was an exception.”

Dana White also confirmed that he offered the fight to Frankie Edgar prior to choosing Nate Diaz as a replacement for the injured Rafael dos Anjos.

“If you want to fight Conor McGregor, get ready — even when someone else has got the gig,” he wrote. “There’s only a handful of names who could have received the call, so they should have been ready. There’s a lesson to be learned here for any guy who genuinely wants the opportunity.

“In a time when so many fighters are unwilling to compete due to a wide variety of little issues — not enough notice, minor injuries etc. — Conor’s mindset is unique. He could have walked away from this without consequences but that never came into consideration.”



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