Mark Henry says Conor McGregor is ‘straight out afraid’ of Frankie Edgar

By Russell Ess - March 25, 2016

Frankie Edgar and his team are definitely not happy hearing the reports that the UFC is working on putting together a rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor as the main event of UFC 200.

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Edgar’s striking coach Mark Henry recently spoke with the Talking Brawls Extra Podcast and shared his thoughts.

“Well, first of all, it’s expected,” Henry said. “I think Conor is straight out afraid of Frankie, you know, he won’t fight Frankie, even off this last injury they called Nate before they called Frankie. You heard off Nate that they were calling him for two months about this fight just in case something happens. Even if Frankie’s groin was ok, they were never going to give this fight to Frankie. It’s typical non-torious, he just keeps running away from Frankie.”

Henry goes on to say that the UFC has protected McGregor with not matching him up with any good wrestlers on a full camp and is simply blown away by the reports of the rematch with Diaz.

“It’s unbelievable, I just don’t understand the rematch. You’re basically a 55er’, you fought a 55er’. The guy was drinking margaritas a week before and he got killed, it wasn’t even close. The UFC always put a spin on it.”

“How his Mommy and Daddy give him a rematch, I guess Conor has to win. Conor lost to a guy with no camp. I guess we keep going until Conor gets his way. I just don’t understand it. I don’t really care less where Conor goes. Im just hoping he lets go of the belt, even his coach says he has a hard time making making 145. We’ve seen him walk around looking like death on weigh-in day.”

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