The main event of the upcoming UFC 218 card to a big hit when former UFC Lightweight Champion was forced out of his bout against UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway due to a facial injury.
Jose Aldo was announced as the replacement, but apparently Holloway would have defended against almost anyone.
Holloway is represented by Sucker Punch Entertainment and they are stating that the champion was willing to fight a host of fighters.
When you become the champ the right way, the division is cleaned out... Choices are limited but we’ll fight anyone. Cub, Ortega, Ferguson, Conor... we’re just waiting on the call. Respect to @frankieedgar who truly deserved this fight and wishing him a speedy recovery. #blessedera #ufc218 #represented #Repost @blessedmma ・・・ Injuries are part of this fight game. Frankies the man. Wish him a speedy recovery. Detroit, you guys are a bunch of tough mfers. I met many of you last month when we visited. You guys deserve the best fight card of the year and youre still gonna get it. I'm fighting no matter what. Santa is still coming early to Detroit, so get ready. Malice in the palace part 2 if we have to. I'll see you soon.
The fighters listed in the Instagram post include UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.
McGregor hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205. Ferguson’s last appearance in the Octagon saw him submit Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC 216 to win the UFC Interim Lightweight Title.
Swanson and Ortega are set to meet each other in the main event of UFC Fight Night Fresno this December.
UFC 218 takes place on Saturday, December 2 from the Little Caesars Arena with Max Holloway and Jose Aldo headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.