After claiming the interim featherweight title by knocking out Chad Mendes in round two of their main event bout at UFC 189 last night (Sat., July 11, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada (see it), it's widely believed Conor McGregor will face division king Jose Aldo in his next outing.
But, if Frankie Edgar has his way, he'd like to step in and keep McGregor busy while Aldo is fully healed from his busted rib. In fact, "The Answer" told UFC's Megan Olivi immediately after the pay-per-view (PPV) event that he already asked "Notorious" to accept his challenge on the Octagon apron after the Irishman finished "Money."
He explains the conversation:
"I do (think I'm next in line). I actually went up to the cage and told Conor congrats and why don't me and him do it before Aldo. Who know how long Aldo's going to take. Let's me and him figure it out."
As far as asking the higher ups for the shot, Edgar admitted it has proved pointless, as he says pleading his case for it is like beating a dead horse.
But, should he ever step into the Octagon against "Mystic Mac," Edgar is comfortable his quickness, cardio, ground-and-pound as well as his takedown offense will be enough to get the job done.
Pretty sure, though, UFC wants to cash-in on its Aldo vs. McGregor Featherweight unification match before it disappears.