Who gets the winner of Saturday’s featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim featherweight champ Conor McGregor? “The Answer,” is the answer.
After knocking out Chad Mendes Friday at “The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale,” Frankie “The Answer” Edgar revealed UFC president Dana White promised him next dibs at the 145-pound crown.
However, just ask Miesha Tate what a promise from White means…
“I just got out of the room with Dana and I got good news,” Edgar said on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show. “I got it. He said I put myself in the position to get the title shot. Nothing’s in stone, I know this business, but he seemed pretty happy. I walked out of there even happier.”
“Nobody can deny you now. Not me, not nobody,” White said. “He’ll get whatever he wants.”
Edgar is 4-1 since dropping to featherweight, finishing off three of his past four victims before the final horn.
Edgar said he doesn’t care who he fights for the belt, just as long as he’s the second man inside the cage.
Edgar lost a unanimous decision to Aldo in his UFC featherweight debut in 2013. He has never faced McGregor.
Edgar will be sitting front and center tomorrow scouting UFC 194‘s main event. A rematch to dethrone the most decorated featherweight champion in MMA history would be satisfying, but a bout against the division’s biggest draw would be more beneficial from a financial standpoint.
Either way, it’s a win-win for Edgar. Unless there’s an instant classic between Aldo and McGregor, a loss by Aldo or a controversy.