The UFC 218 main event has been scrapped as a result of Frankie Edgar’s withdrawal from the card.
This comes as a massive blow to the card and leaves it essentially without a headline bout.
Edgar was set to challenge Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title on December 2nd in Detroit.
Reports emerging this evening have stated that Edgar has endured a facial injury which requires surgery and has been forced to pull out of the fight.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 8, 2017
Confirmed with source Frankie Edgar is off UFC 218. First reported by @canalCombate. I'm guessing Holloway stays on card, we'll see.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 8, 2017
As stated by Brett Okamoto of ESPN in the above tweet, it remains to be seen whether the champion Holloway will still fight on the card. Without question there is still time to find a replacement.
A rematch with Jose Aldo would certainly entice fans, but the idea of taking a fight on short notice has previously proven to be out of the question for the Brazilian.
More to follow…