UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar might never sit down for a friendly conversation, but “Notorious” wants “The Answer” to know that he respects him.

Despite the two going back-and-forth through social media and managers recently, McGregor paid Edgar his respects following a knockout loss by the former UFC champion at UFC 222 Saturday night.

“Frankie’s career deserved for that to be against me,” McGregor wrote. “Respect Frankie. Love and respect always! A true fighters fighter.”

Edgar suffered the first knockout loss of his career at the hands of Brian Ortega, knocking him from the ranks of top contender to the 145-pound title.

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