Frankie Edgar says the UFC hired Olympian wrestler Jordan Burroughs to help Conor McGregor

By Russell Ess - January 29, 2016

Has Conor McGregor been getting a helping hand from the UFC?

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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar says that is, in fact, the case. Edgar spoke with Elite Daily on the UFC landscape surrounding him and his future.

“I see it happening… As long as his fight [with Rafael dos Anjos] goes well. As long as he comes out of the fight uninjured, we’ll be the headline fight at UFC 200. I believe I earned it, I got a good feeling I’m gonna get it. But nothing solid to say that it’s definitely gonna be me.”

Reflecting on the matchup with McGregor and his power and accuracy, Edgar says that he will concentrate more on what he will do to win.

“I’m not too worried about it. If I was to fight Conor, I wouldn’t sit there worrying about getting hit. I’m just gonna do what I do best.”

Perhaps the most interesting thing that Edgar said in his interview was that McGregor has gotten special wrestling training on behalf of the UFC.

“I’m sure he’s working on it. He better be. The UFC hired [Olympic gold medalist] Jordan Burroughs to be his wrestling coach. He knows that’s his weakness. It’s not something you learn overnight, especially wrestling. It’s a feel-type of sport, takes time.”

Will we see Frankie Edgar take on Conor McGregor at UFC 200? Share your thoughts on the matchup in the comments!


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