Standing victorious over the #1 pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter in the world, Conor McGregor seems to have an opponent in line after Jose Aldo.
Frankie Edgar, who was promised a title shot after engaging in a battle against Urijah Faber in UFC Fight Night in Manila, is the fighter that would – most likely – be the next challenge for McGregor.
It was promised in that match against Faber that Edgar will someday get a title shot and this time around, UFC CEO Dana White is willing to deliver but McGregor seems to be bent over to moving up weight to 155lbs.
“I don’t think he (McGregor) wants to make (145lbs) anymore,” White said in MMAFighting.com.
With that, McGregor would be fighting for another championship title and would probably face the winner of Donald Cerrone vs Rafael Dos Anjos this coming week on ‘UFC on Fox 17’.
If McGregor decides to do so, Edgar would most likely face the former featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
“I think he’s looking to move up to 155 pounds. Obviously, if that happened you’d probably do Edgar vs. Jose Aldo for the title.”
“If Conor decides to stick around and fight Edgar, then Jose would fight somebody else. If Conor decides to stick around and fight Edgar, then Jose would fight somebody else,” added White.
The plans of McGregor is not new to White. With Conor’s drive to beat a lot of UFC records, he would like to hold on to his featherweight championship and target the lightweight championship and become the UFC’s first multiple title holder.
“I think that was always his plan,” White said. “He wanted to fight Jose Aldo and then move to 55 and then fight for that title.”
Now all eyes are set on the fight on Cerrone vs Dos Anjos next weekend and White promises to make a call afterwards.
“We’ll see who wins that fight and we’ll go from there,” White said.