Frankie Edgar on Conor McGregor: ‘If he goes to 55 he’s not going to be in the title talks for awhile’

June 16, 2016 10:17 am by Russell Ess
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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is set on getting his hands on the UFC featherweight title.

Edgar will get his chance at the UFC interim featherweight belt when he rematches Jose Aldo at UFC 200.

Edgar has a set plan, which is to beat Aldo at UFC 200 in July and then fight Conor McGregor for the undisputed featherweight title at Madison Square Garden at UFC 205 in November.

“You can’t write something better than that,” Edgar said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Why wouldn’t Conor want to fight at MSG? There’s definitely a big Irish contingency in New York and it could be possibly biggest fight UFC history.”

Edgar chimed in on McGregor jumping around weight classes and what each division has in store for “The Notorious.”

“At ’45, he has everything to lose,” Edgar said. “At ’70 he has nothing to lose, even though Nate is a ’55 pounder and they decided not to cut weight, so they can market going up two weight classes which is ridiculous since he’s a 55 pounder … at ’45, if he loses, he has nothing. He has a hard time making the weight. If he goes to 55 he’s not going to be in the title talks for awhile.”

Will Frankie Edgar best Jose Aldo in their rematch and then be able to get his hands on Conor McGregor? Let us know in the comment section what your thoughts are!

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