Frankie Edgar continues to vent about his inability to secure a shot at the UFC featherweight championship. Edgar has won his last five fights over the likes of Chad Mendes and Urijah Faber, and Joe Rogan has also called for the title shot, saying that Edgar vs. Conor McGregor would be “bananas.”
Edgar says the UFC knows he would be a tough opponent for McGregor, and for that reason he “f*cking doubts” he’ll ever get the fight. Here’s what he had to say:
“I was deflated man. I just fought one of the best fights of my life [and I’m thinking] I shouldn’t be feeling like this,” Edgar told MMA Fighting. “I should be going home riding high right now, and I just wasn’t. 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. 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. That’s what I want. Am I going to get it? I f*cking doubt it.”
Edgar told The LA Times that he isn’t sure if he’ll continue waiting for a fight against McGregor, or if he’ll take other fights in the meantime to earn income:
“I honestly don’t really know what I’m going to do yet,” Edgar told The LA Times. “I’ve got to weigh some things out. Do I want to wait for Conor — could something happen? Someone get injured? Do I want to wait for that fight or fight and make some money? That’s what I’m weighing right now.”
“But for the last three years, I’ve been trying to situate all my fights to lead toward a title and it seems like it’s not really working for me,” he said. “I’ve missed out on fighting more often, making some money and that’s something … I don’t want to be sitting here until June or July expecting to fight Conor and then something else happens like it has in the past, and then I’m left with another scenario of no-fight, no-money. That’s something I have to consider.”
Edgar is currently on a five-fight winning streak, with an MMA record of 20-4-1. There’s no word on who his next opponent will be.
McGregor will next be fighting at UFC 197 in March against Rafael dos Anjos.