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Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway

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Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218.

Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone.

The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

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The UFC 218 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Max Holloway vs. TBA – for featherweight title
Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Paul Felder vs. Charles Oliveira
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi
Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Allen Crowder vs. Justin Willis

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They are looking at cub or lamas.

I would say give it to ortega

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Posted by prozacnation1978

They are looking at cub or lamas.

I would say give it to ortega



I just mentioned to my friend and fellow Pger that it should be Cub or Ortega.

Good call prozac but bad news.

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I cant stand edgar. Seen him fight live too many times

Cub lamas or ortega is good.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I cant stand edgar. Seen him fight live too many times

Cub lamas or ortega is good.




Edgars one of my favs.

But Cub is campaigning and looks like the front runner.

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Hold on, maybe McGregor defends his 155 belt against Holloway? Holloway wins and becomes the GOAT and true 2 weight champion!! Honestly I could see it though. Connor saves another show and gets a far easier first title defense.

Anyone else think it's possible???

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Posted by jbmoviefan

Hold on, maybe McGregor defends his 155 belt against Holloway? Holloway wins and becomes the GOAT and true 2 weight champion!! Honestly I could see it though. Connor saves another show and gets a far easier first title defense.

Anyone else think it's possible???



If it was NY or Vegas maybe, but not Detroit.

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Posted by jbmoviefan

Hold on, maybe McGregor defends his 155 belt against Holloway? Holloway wins and becomes the GOAT and true 2 weight champion!! Honestly I could see it though. Connor saves another show and gets a far easier first title defense.

Anyone else think it's possible???



I think Conor is fighting either John Cena, Triple G, or Jon Jones next. Or Nate Diaz again or Mayweather again but he's not gonna defend his belt again.

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Edgar's one of my favorites, I was hoping we'd see back to back UFC ppvs with two 2-Divisions Champs made, sucks there's no chance of that happening now.

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TJ's continuously campaigning to move down a weightclass and challenge the smaller champion.... why not move up a weightclass and challenge the bigger champion.

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Posted by Five-Alive

Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218.


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