UFC CEO, Dana White seemed to have no answer for ‘The Answer’ Frankie Edgar, who has longed promised a title shot that never seemed to materialize.
“I thought they wanted me to go in the cage,” Edgar said in a report by MMAFighting.com
“And then as I’m about to walk in Dana [White] was walking out, he said, ‘you’re not going in there, Conor’s going up, blah blah blah, we might give Aldo a rematch, we don’t know.’ I just kind of…I’ve never been, I mean granted Conor put himself in a position to be in charge, but I’ve never been there. Usually I do what they ask me.”
Each and every fight that Edgar wins – from beating Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes – he was always asking if his next fight will be for the UFC Featherweight Championship. As time passes, Edgar’s frustration grows and to the brink that he is losing hope that the title fight will happen.
“For sure, I’m pissed,” said Edgar.
“I’ve been at it for a while now, I’ve been knocking on the door for this title shot for a while. It started with Cub [Swanson]. If Cub beat me he was promised a title shot. I beat him, I finished him in pretty dominating fashion and no, I’m not even considered for that title shot. I take it in stride. I do everything in stride, I really do think I’m a company man, but it’s not really panning out for me being that way.”
With the frustration comes with people judging Edgar’s character for being too nice and not insisting that he wanted the title shot.
“I’m there — I’m there already,” he said. “I’m not one to sit there and cry about it. People, my whole career say, ‘you’re too quiet, you need to say stuff,’ and the minute you say something it’s, ‘you’re f*cking crying.’ I mean come on, you just can’t win with these people. And you really can’t pay attention to them. The people I need to talk to are Dana and Lorenzo, and they seem like they’re not listening either.”
Edgar claims that he done everything he can to get Dana White’s attention but still there is no sign that he will be fighting the champion soon.
“What am I going to do, scream and shout?” he said. “What can I do? Dana and Lorenzo, they know what I want man. People are like, ‘you need to call them.’ They f*cking know what I want. What, am I going to bother them? For what? For them to say no? So they can promise me something one day and say no the next? Come on.”
For now, the championship is being held by Conor McGregor who wanted to climb up the lightweight division and challenge Rafael dos Anjos. With that, Edgar’s hopes for fighting for the championship seemed dim.
“Realistically, I’m setting myself up for that already,” he said. “I’m setting myself up for hope for the best, expect the worst. I’m expecting the worst.”