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Frankie Edgar Thinks Conor McGregor’s Run at 145 Could be Over

Kelsey Mowatt

Frankie Edgar

Dana White has said that Conor McGregor will defend the featherweight title after he faces Nate Diaz for a second time, but Frankie Edgar isn’t so convinced.

Recently the UFC announced that McGregor has been granted an immediate rematch with Diaz, following his submission loss to the latter last month. The bout will go down on July 9th at UFC 200.

Edgar has been campaigning for a shot at McGregor for months, but now, he’ll face Jose Aldo for the interim belt that same night. While discussing McGregor’s future, and whether he’ll ever face the star, Edgar told FOX Sports the following:

“I don’t know. I don’t think so,” Edgar said. “I don’t know if a win will make him come back, maybe a loss he’d have to come back. Two losses in a row that’s supposedly up two weight classes — it’s 155-pounders not wanting to cut weight is what it really is. He’ll lose a lot of that value I think.

“The more losses you tack on — you’re going to have a champion come back after a two-loss stint up a weight class? It just doesn’t all add up to me.”

It’s going to be interesting to see what goes down. One would think that if McGregor loses to Diaz for a second time, he’ll have no choice but to defend the 145 belt right? But, if McGregor defeats Diaz, then perhaps he’ll be looking to compete at 155. McGregor did say he enjoyed life at 170 leading up to UFC 196, so perhaps he’s looking to leave cutting a lot of weight behind?

It should be noted, however, that McGregor has never said he intends to vacate the featherweight crown.


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