Frankie Edgar ready to step in for Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor at UFC 194
Frankie Edgar did his last UFC match in May when he defeated Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. Now he plans a new match by the end of the year.
Former UFC lightweight champ was defeated in his featherweight division debut by Jose Aldo, but he scored four wins afterwards. Waiting for a new match, Edgar says he is ready to step up for Aldo or McGregor in case of an injury. Their match is to take place at UFC 194 December 12.
"I'm hoping to fight around that time, anyway," Edgar said. "Then I don't have to worry about it. I'll be in camp anyway if something comes up. I really do think [Aldo and McGregor] are going to fight this time around, but you never know. I was ready to jump in on 15 days notice. No matter what I'll be ready to go again.“
"I think I should be the guy, no matter what," said Edgar. "I do want to fight again. I don't want to wait until [Aldo and McGregor] fight and then how many months after that. I've got to take care of business but I believe I am the No. 1 contender."
Frankie Edgar also revealed who he thinks would win the upcoming title match.
"When I was asked this before the first fight was supposed to happen I said there were some unknowns about McGregor," said Edgar. "I went with Aldo. I thought Aldo would win and I'm still going to give him the nod but I think it's going to be more competitive than I expected."