Frankie Edgar is undoubtedly deserving of a title shot. A former lightweight champion, Edgar dropped down to featherweight in 2013, taking Aldo the distance, but coming up short. Since then, “The Answer” has rattled off four-straight victories, but was leap frogged by McGregor regarding a title shot.
The UFC then decided to go with Mendes to replace Aldo instead of Edgar, passing him up again. Now, if McGregor beats Mendes, he will meet Aldo, the fight that was originally scheduled. But if Mendes wins, Edgar will most likely be very angered as he should most likely have been given the shot against McGregor.
So if Mendes does win, “The Answer” may be forced to take another fight, as it’s no telling how long the Aldo and Mendes saga will continue. Could Edgar meet McGregor? Well, say Mendes completely exploits McGregor, then a bout with the Irishmen may not be worth it for Edgar.
“Money” definitely has the opportunity to turn the division upside down this weekend if he can stop the Irish hype train. How do you see it playing out?