Despite the global consensus that Frankie Edgar was next in line for a 145-pound title shot, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is entertaining Conor McGregor's request to put his featherweight title into storage in order to try his luck at 155 pounds. And not just against any old schlub, either.
Against the baddest man in the lightweight division, who does not sound the least bit intimidated.
"Conor said he'd like to win the 155 belt, fight four times a year, and defend both belts," White told UFC Tonight. "If anybody can, he could. He's done everything he's said he would. I'm interested. Normally, I'd say if you move up in weight, you have to give up the belt. He wants to fight. He really likes money. If anyone can do it, it's him."
McGregor (19-2) previously competed at the higher weight when operating under the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) banner, but remained at featherweight after signing with UFC. The end goal was to capture the crown from Jose Aldo.
Dos Anjos (25-7) had a rocky start to his UFC career but as of late, has looked invincible. After taking the title from Anthony Pettis in a lopsided affair, part of a 10-1 run dating back to 2012, the Brazilian smashed veteran "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone to retain his strap.
What's the right move here, fight fans, Edgar ... or Dos Anjos?