The trilogy of fights between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard may come to a conclusion during UFC 130 set for May 28 in Las Vegas.
Sources close to the negotiations explained to MMAWeekly.com that the end of May appears to be the target day for the bout, but nothing is set in stone at this point, as a few factors are still in play.
The biggest of those issues is the health of both fighters. They both expect to be healthy and ready for the May 28 timeline, but it still has to be determined before bout agreements would be issued.
Edgar suffered a broken nose in the bout, but he mentioned May as a possible landing date for the fight when speaking with MMAWeekly Radio last week.
“I’m trying to do it right where my body gets sufficient enough rest, and mentally I’m all there, but I’m good,” Edgar said. “We’ll see what the UFC wants, make sure my nose is all healed up, maybe May, something like that.”
Maynard came out of the fight without any serious injuries, which points to the May 28 date as the leading candidate to land the UFC lightweight title fight.
The Memorial Day weekend card has had several rumored additions over the last week, and a fight between Edgar and Maynard would be the main event for the show. UFC 130 has yet to be officially announced, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship traditionally promotes on Memorial weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Edgar and Maynard battled to a five round draw just over a week ago at UFC 125 in Las Vegas. The lightweights went back and forth in a classic that will surely be nominated for “Fight of the Year” when 2011 closes, but the draw left the door open for a third and final match between the two.