Daily Debate results: Was Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar the right fight to make?
Frankie Edgar is unquestionably a future UFC Hall of Famer, but is he the current top contender in the featherweight division?
It’s an interesting question. After all, Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) is a former champion and one of the most respected athletes in the history of the sport. And perhaps most importantly, he had a title shot lined up against champ Max Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) one year ago but agreed to put the opportunity aside to face then-undefeated Brian Ortega at UFC 222 in a clash the promotion needed to help save that March 2018 event when “Blessed” was forced off the card.
Edgar lost that fight, and Ortega went on to face Holloway. “The Answer” then rebounded with a decision win over Cub Swanson.
In the meantime, Alexander Volkanovski (20-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) has been making quite the case that he’s the rightful No. 1 contender.
Since Edgar was last in action, Alexander “The Great” has picked up wins over the gritty Darren Elkins, perennial contender Chad Mendes and perhaps the greatest featherweight of all-time, Jose Aldo. Yet just a few days after Volkanovski’s latest win, UFC officials their plans for Holloway vs. Edgar. Was that the right decision?
That was the question we asked in our latest MMA Junkie Radio Daily Debate.
The results, via Twitter:
To hear the MMA Junkie Radio crew weigh in on the topic, watch the video above.
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