Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has only one fight on his mind, which is a UFC featherweight title bout with champion Conor McGregor.
Edgar recently spoke on the MMA Hour about why he thinks he ultimately will be let down by the UFC (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“Yeah, from what I think, yeah, [McGregor]’s calling the shots,” Edgar told Ariel Helwani. “I don’t think it matters with Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta]. Really, I don’t think I’m the best fight that they want…I don’t think they want it either. So I’ve got all three of them against me.”
Edgar added to his reasoning of McGregor calling his own shots with the UFC claiming that he will hold two championship belts simultaneously in the UFC.
“I remember when [the UFC] were trying to get me to go down to 145 when I was the 155-pound champion,” Edgar said. “They said I have to let go of the belt to do that.”
Edgar feels that he is the worst matchup for McGregor, which would bring his value up, but potentially sink the UFC record-breaking allure McGregor brings.
“Yeah, I do [think I have the blueprint],” he said. “I think you seen shades of it with Chad, and I’m definitely a different fighter than Chad, I can do some of the things he can’t. And, it’s not going to be an easy fight. I mean, all fights are hard. But, yeah, I think I’m the worst match-up for McGregor. I think he knows it, I think you know it, I think the UFC knows it. I just need that chance to get my hands on him.
“That’s what I want,” Edgar added. “Am I going to get it? I f*cking doubt it.”
While Edgar awaits to hear what is next for him, there is still a chance he will get his opportunity to face McGregor as a proposed bout between McGregor and lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is rumored to be on rocky roads, McGregor says he will be fighting on March 5 at UFC 197 regardless of who his opponent is.
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