While it’s no secret that former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar wants a crack at Conor McGregor’s featherweight championship, there’s also another fight that intrigues Edgar.
Back in 2013 after suffering back to back losses to Benson Henderson in title fights, Edgar dropped down to featherweight and was awarded an immediate title shot against Jose Aldo.
Ultimately, Edgar lost the fight via unanimous decision, however he remained at featherweight, going on a 5-fight win streak that most recently saw him KO former featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes.
With UFC 200 rapidly approaching, Edgar is hoping for a fight against featherweight champion Conor McGregor, however he is also eager for a chance to avenge his loss to Jose Aldo.
MMAMania has the transcription of a recent interview with Edgar:
“All my fights I’ve lost have been very, very close. There’s never been a fight where I’ve gotten blown out, or haven’t been in. I mean, I could even argue, that I think I won that Aldo fight. I outstruck him rounds two, four and five. You know, took him down three times to none. It was a close fight; my first fight down at 145. I think I’ve improved. I’m not looking to fight Aldo yet, I want to fight McGregor for that 145-pound title, but I’d love a chance to get some redemption at Aldo as well.”