Max Holloway-Brian Ortega winner after UFC Atlantic City
Pointing out his lost title opportunity at UFC 222, Edgar pushed to face the winner of an upcoming title bout between featherweight champ Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 226 in July.
“I’d like to see what happens with that,” Edgar told MMAjunkie backstage after his unanimous decision win at Boardwalk Hall, which hosted the FS1-televised event in Atlantic City, N.J. “I would love the winner of that fight.
“I was supposed to get the title shot, and obviously, we know what happened. But I’m No. 3 in the world, and those guys are ahead of me.”
Edgar, who stands at No. 4 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, came into the bout just one month removed from a knockout loss to Ortega, who stepped in to co-headline UFC 222 when Holloway was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury.
Taking on a rematch with Swanson (25-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) on Saturday, Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) was met with concern for…..