Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is currently gearing up for his UFC 200 rematch with Jose Aldo for the interim UFC featherweight championship.
Edgar, who lost the UFC lightweight championship to Benson Henderson back in 2012, lost his first fight against Aldo at UFC 156 in a competitive contest for the featherweight title. The winner of their UFC 200 rematch on July 9th will then fight Conor McGregor for the undisputed featherweight championship.
Ahead of his fight with Aldo, Edgar has a bold prediction for his future. MMAJunkie has the transcription from the UFC 200 press conference:
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“I don’t want to get ahead of myself. It seems whatever weight class I go to, people are telling me to go to a lower one. I want to make sure I get this 145-pound belt back first. Then we’ll see. It’s going to be tough to pass that up to be a possible three-division champion. Interim title isn’t the same thing, and we want that real title. If Conor ever does come back to featherweight, I’m ready. I’m going to be ready, and it’s going to be different this time, and I’m walking home with the belt. It’s the No. 1 contender belt; it’s what you call it really. But I do have a feeling Conor may never come back to 145, so in time, this belt will be the real belt. Being a two-division champion is something I’ve been trying to do for a while since I first fought Aldo. (On) July 9, there’s going to be a two-division champion, and his name isn’t going to be Conor McGregor, either.”