Chad Mendes vs. Frankie Edgar will likely decide who the next challenger is to the featherweight championship after Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor have their title unification bout at UFC 194 on December 12th.
Mendes and Edgar will step into the Octagon at the TUF 22 finale on December 11th, and the way Mendes sees it, Edgar is making a huge mistake.
He spoke on Submission Radio:
“This a bad match up for Frankie. I feel like this is kind of a stupid move on his part if he’s trying to get after that title shot,” he said. “But this is a fight that I win, it’s huge for my legacy. I mean Frankie has been in the sport for so long, he’s beaten some of the best, he’s been the champion at 155. And so for me, I think that this is the type of opponent that when I beat, I get put right into that category. I know this will be huge for my career.”
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