Reigning featherweight champion Max
Holloway has withdrawn from his scheduled title defense against
Edgar at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 3 due to an
unspecified injury. Multiple outlets have confirmed the news
following an initial report from
ESPN.com on Saturday.
The promotion has not officially pulled Holloway from the card, but
it is reportedly exploring other options for a new UFC 222
Holloway and Edgar were originally booked to fight at UFC 218 in
December, but Edgar was forced to pull out of that bout due to
injury. Instead, Holloway successfully defended his title with a
third-round stoppage of Jose Aldo.
Holloway claimed undisputed featherweight gold with a technical
knockout of Aldo at UFC 212. The Hawaiian has won 12 fights in a
Edgar has won seven of his last eight contests. He last appeared at
UFC 211 in May, when he earned a second-round TKO of Mexican