Frankie Edgar wasted no time in asking for his title shot, yet again, after shutting out Urijah Faber this past weekend (Sat., May 16, 2015) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 66 in Manila, Philippines.
The win gave "The Answer" his fourth straight victory in the featherweight division, with his last loss coming to division kingpin Jose Aldo roughly two years ago. That's good enough, at least in Frankie's (and this guy's) eyes, to get the next shot at the strap.
And while he was quick enough to call out UFC president Dana White to make good on his "promised" title shot, Edgar explained how White didn't actually promise it, but MMA math suggests he is deserving.
He broke it all down on The MMA Hour:
"I asked him, 'Hey are you going to the Philippines?' And he said he would be there. So when he wasn't there for the weigh-ins and saw that he wasn't going to be there for the fight, I didn't let it bother me. He wasn't there for my fight with Cub. So that's why I said, he's not there again. You know, I was just stirring the pot a little bit. Nah, he's not ducking me (laughs). But I do feel that he owes me a title shot. I think he knows that, too. Listen, when me and Cub were fighting, Cub was pretty much promised the next title shot if he beat me. So, what does that mean? If I beat him, then I should get it, right? If you kind of do MMA math, then I should get it. Then McGregor started getting in the mix, then Dana said he would call. He called Cub and he called me. he said, 'Let's see what happens here, we don't know what's going to happen to McGregor.' Then after I beat Cub, he told me if McGregror wins (against Dennis Siver) he'll most likely get the title shot. He didn't say it exactly, but in so many words. Then he said, 'maybe Siver can beat him.' If Siver beat him, then that implied I would get the title shot. So, I felt like he knew I got stepped over a little bit with McGregor. So, here I am. I just blanked out Urijah, so he owes me the title shot."
For the record, Edgar revealed that White responded to his call out on live TV with a simple text that read, "LMFAO."
Nevertheless, Edgar says he plans on calling up the head honcho sometime this week to discuss his next move. One that could see him face the winner of the upcoming title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, which goes down at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015.
As far as who he'd like to fight, Edgar says it would mean more to take the belt from Aldo. Though I doubt he'll turn down a fight against "Notorious" should the Irishman dethrone Junior on Fourth of July weekend.