Frankie Edgar on Conor McGregor: ‘I respect Conor’s hustle, but . . .’

June 15, 2016 10:32 am by Russell Ess
The Notorious one

Frankie Edgar is taking a step closer to making sure he will be fighting for the undisputed UFC featherweight title.

In his next fight at UFC 200, Edgar is set to rematch former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the interim title. However, the interim tagline doesn’t excite Edgar so much.

“Show me where any of this makes sense,” Edgar said in an interview with Flocombat. “I know the card got shaken up, but you have the champion fighting two weight classes above the one he has the belt in a rematch that makes so much sense the guy he’s fighting doesn’t even know why it’s happening. Nate Diaz is my boy and you could tell he was even confused.

“Then you throw Jose and I in for an interim title? If that’s not a consolation prize, then I don’t know what it is. I mean don’t get me wrong, I respect Conor’s hustle, but that dude isn’t ever coming back down to 145. The UFC should do the right thing and make this fight with Jose for the real title, but I can’t count on that. So I just have to win this next bout, and then there’s no way anyone can take the real shot away from me.”

Who do you think wins the UFC featherweight interim title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar? Share your prediction with us in the comment section!

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