Frankie Edgar is on a four-fight winning streak against top competition like Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson, B.J. Penn and Charles Oliveira. “The Answer” Edgar remains undefeated since his 2013 unanimous decision loss to Jose “Scarface” Aldo Jr.
Chad Mendes took a last minute beating TKO loss to Conor McGregor on UFC 193 in a fight that he took on very short notice for the interim featherweight title last July. Before that, Mendes knocked out Ricardo Lamas in the first round last April. Mendes has a score to settle with Edgar before he thinks about title shots.
The fine line between a fighter’s confidence looking past a fight and overlooking what’s in front of them can mean victory or defeat. Many great fighters and trainers in the past point to most of the game being “in between your ears”. Which fighter do you think has the mental edge going into this scrap?