Melendez: ‘McGregor Is Absolutely Not The #1 Contender’


Gilbert Melendez is fresh off his UFC 181 loss to Anthony Pettis, but found some time to join the crew at Fox Sports to discuss tonight’s UFC Fight Night Boston.

Melendez believes that Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor is the rightful #1 contender.

His words:

“He’s absolutely not the No. 1 contender in my opinion. The most deserving guy will be the guy sitting right next to me, Frankie Edgar. He just demolished B.J. Penn and I was looking forward to his fight with Cub Swanson, hoping to see a very competitive fight, and he smashed him as well. Some people thought he beat Jose Aldo, it was a toss-up. I gave it to Aldo, but it’s a toss up.

“In my opinion, Frankie Edgar is the most deserving.”

“If you have the Conor McGregor fight against Jose Aldo, am I going to buy it? Heck yeah I’m going to buy it. Heck yeah, I want to see it. Is it an interesting matchup? Yeah, I do think it’s an interesting matchup. I want to see it.”

“But is Frankie Edgar the most deserving guy? I believe so.”

Do you agree?

– via Fox Sports

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