Dennis Siver will be making his return to the Octagon after a nine month suspension to face Robert Whiteford in October. Leading up to his return, he spoke about the state of the top 10 in the featherweight division, including the addition of Conor McGregor, as well as Frankie Edgar’s placement in the top 10.
“As long as you are in the top 10 you can get big fights anytime. Some popular guy only needs to get injured and there you are. I need to concentrate on defending my spot now first and foremost. Some guys I don’t agree with have made it to the top 10 lately. Conor McGregor for example. He ranks one spot above me now, even though him and his last opponent didn’t even have a spot in the top 10 before. It’s not my job to judge on those things, the UFC decides and they decide based on your performance. His last fight was okay. What also surprises me, is that Frankie Edgar ranks number three right now. He beat BJ Penn, who has been out for two years. That was no competition. BJ has been a great fighter once, but when I saw that fight I couldn’t help but shaking my head.”