The UFC is screwed in regards to UFC 222.
The main event of that particular pay-per-view was supposed to be featherweight champ Max Holloway versus challenger Frankie Edgar. But as per ESPN, Hollway is injured and the bout is kaput.
According to sources, featherweight champion Max Holloway has suffered an injury that will prevent him from defending his title against Frankie Edgar.
The UFC has not officially pulled Holloway from the event but is expected to do so shortly. The promotion is already in the process of exploring other options for its main event.
This will mark the second time a title fight between Holloway and Edgar has fallen through. The two were supposed to meet at UFC 218, on Dec. 2 in Detroit, but Edgar was forced out with an injury.
Apparently, one of the options the UFC was exploring was a bantamweight title defense which would’ve pitted champ TJ Dillashaw against former champ Cody Garbrandt. But Dillashaw gave that idea a big, resounding “NOPE!”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 3, 2018