The former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender has suffered an injury during training. Unfortunately the injury forces Frankie Edgar out of UFC 218, which was a featherweight title bout against champion Max Holloway.
Injury forces Frankie Edgar out of UFC 218
According to MMAJunkie.com, Edgar fractured his orbital bone during training.
Edgar (22-5-1) is riding a two-fight winning streak and is 7-1 in his last eight fights. At UFC 200, “The Answer” lost a decisive decision to Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight championship. Since that blemish, Edgar earned a decision to Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 and a TKO victory against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211 in May.
The UFC 218 line-up currently looks as follows:
MAIN CARD (Pay-Per-View – 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)
Champ Max Holloway vs. TBA – for featherweight title
Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson
PRELIMINARY CARD (Fox Sports 1 – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Paul Felder vs. Charles Oliveira
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 3:15 p.m. PT/6:15 p.m. ET)
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi
Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Allen Crowder vs. Justin Willis