Conor McGregor sure is calling the shots at UFC. Frankie Edgar was promised a title fight against McGregor after he knocked out Chad Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter finale in December last year. But that didn’t happen of course, for McGregor chose to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title.
But looks like Edgar is at the mercy of McGregor again for McGregor has long term plans for Edgar.
Yes, that’s right.
McGregor has different sets of priorities right now and plans to make a “begging” Edgar sit for a while on the side stands while he decides their next fight.
“Frankie has a little bit of desperation about him or something,” McGregor said at a recent UFC 197 press event.
“He went 0-2 at lightweight, got the chance to fight for the featherweight title and got the head slapped off him. Now he’s running around begging. It has a stink of desperation off of it, so I’m just going to let him sit for a while.”
Edgar is the most worthwhile challenger to McGregor’s 145 pound belt. However, he unfortunately became victim of McGregor’s choice when the latter decided to move up a division and fight against Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt. Edgar as we reported has even accused McGregor of calling the shots at UFC.
This means that Edgar has to wait more for McGregor has already made it clear that although Edgar wants the fight as soon as possible, he will make the fight only when he is ready. For him, Edgar is the last thing on his mind and is just focusing on UFC 197.
“I chose this one because I came into the promotion as a two-weight world champion and I always wanted to replicate that,” McGregor said. “That was the goal – create history and continue to create history.”
Source: MMA Junkie