Conor McGregor is arguably the most popular athlete in combat sports and his pursuit of the lightweight title just adds to his growing mystique. The UFC execs can’t get enough of Conor and his money making abilities but not everyone is a fan of ‘Mystic Mac.’
Featherweight #1 contender Frankie Edgar isn’t happy that Conor is moving up to fight Rafael Dos Anjos while he’s left waiting without an opponent.
“Yeah, from what I think, yeah, [McGregor]’s calling the shots,” Edgar told Ariel Helwani. “I don’t think it matters with Dana [White] and Lorenzo [Fertitta]. Really, I don’t think I’m the best fight that they want…I don’t think they want it either. So I’ve got all three of them against me.”
After being put on the back-burner yet again Frankie hinted that its because he’s the biggest threat to McGregor.
“Yeah, I do [think I have the blueprint],” he said. “I think you seen shades of it with Chad, and I’m definitely a different fighter than Chad, I can do some of the things he can’t. And, it’s not going to be an easy fight. I mean, all fights are hard. But, yeah, I think I’m the worst match-up for McGregor. I think he knows it, I think you know it, I think the UFC knows it. I just need that chance to get my hands on him.
Frankie should get his shot at ‘The Notorious’ and the featherweight title at UFC 200 in July.
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