Since Conor McGregor signed to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title at UFC 196 in the beginning of the year, which ultimately turned into a welterweight fight against Nate Diaz, there has been much speculation as to whether or not McGregor will return to featherweight.
With McGregor vs. Diaz II set for UFC 202 in August, and Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo II set for UFC 200 for the interim featherweight championship, Frankie Edgar has been ver open about his belief that McGregor will not return to featherweight.
He spoke on The MMA Hour:
“At 145 he has everything to lose. At 170, he has nothing to lose. I mean, even though Nate is a 155-pound guy, and he decided not to cut weight so they could go around and market the fact that he’s going up two weight classes; which is ridiculous because he is fighting Nate Diaz who is a 55 pounder. If he loses at 70, well then, ‘Oh, he was too big, he’s fighting guys bigger than him.’ At 145, he loses then he has nothing. He loses his title, then what? He has a really hard time making that weight anyway, and if he goes to 55, he is not going to be in the title talks for a while, Conor is a smart guy. The way he promotes himself, the fights he gets, he’s a very smart guy, good coaches around him and they are making the right decisions for his career.”
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