UFC President Dana White is a busy man and one of the things consuming his time is planning the first title defense for UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway.
It would seem that the champion has his first title defense set because White says Holloway is defending the gold against former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.
“We’re looking at Frankie Edgar, but we don’t know where,” White told KHON-2. “Absolutely (before the end of the year).”
Holloway became the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion when he finished former champion Jose Aldo by third round TKO at UFC 212.
Edgar has previously challenged for both the UFC Featherweight Title in a losing effort at UFC 156 and then lost a UFC Interim Title Fight at UFC 200, both of those losses came to Jose Aldo. Edgar is a former UFC Lightweight Champion, as he defeated BJ Penn by decision to win the title at UFC 112.
Although Dana White didn’t announce a date for the fight and assuming the bout takes place on pay-per-view, there are still four UFC pay-per-view events without main events in 2017. Edgar himself hasn’t competed since defeating Yair Rodriguez by second round TKO at UFC 211 this past May.