Frankie “The Answer” Edgar was a champion at lightweight before moving down to featherweight in 2013 to meet Aldo in a bout that he lost a hard fought decision.
Since then, he has rattled off five-straight wins with three of those victories coming by way of finish.
Edgar was likely deserving of a title shot when Aldo pulled out of his scheduled bout with McGregor in July, but the UFC decided to pit Chad Mendes against the “Notorious” one for the interim title at UFC 189.
Of course McGregor went on to knockout “Money” in the second round, and ironically enough Edgar took on Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale which went down just one day before UFC 194.
“The Answer” knew he needed to make a statement and he did just that, knocking out Mendes just minutes into the first round.
It’s now vividly clear that Edgar is deserving of a title shot, and he should be next in line.
McGregor vs. Edgar anyone?