Frankie Edgar Says UFC Should Force Conor McGregor To Defend 145-Pound Title

1

Ahead of his Interim UFC Featherweight Title bout against Jose Aldo at next Saturday’s UFC 200 pay-per-view, former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar continues to talk about the “interim” portion of his “title fight.”

As Edgar explained this week, he feels the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion, Conor McGregor, should have been forced to come back to defend the 145-pound title after being given the privilege of going up in weight to fight Nate Diaz at 170-pounds in his first fight since winning the title from Aldo.

“I think [McGregor] should have to defend it,” said Edgar in a recent interview with International Business Times (via Daily Star and MMAMania). “He got to go do what he wanted to do and go up a weight class, or do whatever. It didn’t work out for him, and he should have to come back and defend it.”

As Edgar continued, he shared his belief that McGregor has more power to call his shots than the rest of the fighters in the UFC and while he understands why he would want to use that power to gain revenge on the guy who beat him, because in this case, it’s at his expense.

“But he calls the shots a little bit more than other guys, and I can’t hate him for wanting to get revenge and all that stuff.,” added Edgar. “But of course it’s at my expense, so I’m looking at it a different way.”

The Edgar-Aldo 2 bout is scheduled to take place at the UFC 200 pay-per-view on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 7/9 for live coverage of the UFC 200 PPV!

Latest MMA News

UFC Fight Night 109 Live Preliminary Card Results

The UFC returns to Stockholm, Sweden tonight (Sun. May 28, 2017) from the Ericsson Globe Arena. The evening's main event featured a clash between top-ranked...
Damir Hadzovic

Damir Hadzovic Scores Potential ‘KO of The Year’ Against Marcin Held (Video)

As Mike Goldberg would've said, "just ... like ... that!" UFC Fight Night 109 is taking place right now (May 28) inside the Ericsson Globe in...
Daniel Cormier NYSAC

NYSAC Makes Rule Changes to Weigh-Ins Following Daniel Cormier’s ‘Towel Trick’

There are some changes being made to weigh-ins under the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). Taking the "fool me once, shame on me" approach,...
Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan Oezdemir Was Expecting to Face a Higher Ranked Fighter at UFC Fight Night...

Volkan Oezdemir wanted a high-profile bout tomorrow (May 28), but he's getting a fellow prospect instead. Oezdemir made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back...
Cub Swanson Reebok

Cub Swanson Feels he Could be Next For Featherweight Title Shot

Cub Swanson believes he'll leapfrog Frankie Edgar to get the next featherweight title shot. Swason was last seen inside the Octagon in April. He defeated...
Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira Says he Visualizes Many Ways to Defeat Alexander Gustafsson

Glover Teixeira has victory in his mind. Teixeira is fighting tomorrow (May 28) in a crucial light heavyweight bout. Going one-on-one with him will be...
Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov Says Light Heavyweight is One of The Toughest Divisions

Misha Cirkunov believes he's deep in the trenches in a dangerous division. Cirkunov will compete tomorrow (May 28) inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Sharing...
Norman Parke (UFC on YouTube)

Norman Parke Suffers Finger Bite During KSW 39 Title Fight

KSW 39 set an attendance record in Warsaw, Poland earlier today. Featuring five title fights and a champion vs. champion main event, the card...
Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald Wants Two Bellator Title Bouts This Year

Rory MacDonald sees gold in his future, but one title simply isn't enough. "Red King" made his Bellator debut a successful one inside the SSE...
Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson Says He’s Worried About Glover Teixeira, Not Title Shot

Alexander Gustafsson won't let a potential title shot hinder his focus going into UFC Fight Night 109. "The Mauler" is set to compete against Glover...