After knocking out Chad Mendes at the Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, Frankie Edgar was promised the first shot at new UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. But chances of that happening started to appear dim as McGregor announced his plans to move up to lightweight and challenge for the 155 lbs belt. Whether or not those plans remain the same after Dos Anjos retained his belt remains to be seen.
Edgar knows too well that a promised title shot is not a guarantee. And with nothing being announced as of yet, Edgar is getting a little frustrated, not knowing if he will fight for the title or not.
From his appearance on a recent episode of The MMA Hour:
“I don’t know man. I’m like in limbo here. I was promised that I get whatever I want one night, and then the next night I guess Conor gets whatever he wants. For sure I’m pissed, I’ve been at this for a while now. I’ve been knocking on the door for this title shot for a while. It started with Cub, if he beat me he was promised a title shot. I finished him in pretty dominant fashion and I’m not even considered for that title shot. I take it in stride. I do everything in stride. I do think I’m a company man, but it’s not really panning out for me being that way. I’m already losing patience. But I’m not one to sit there and cry about it. My whole career I’ve been told I’m too quiet. Then I say something and ‘Oh, you’re fucking crying.’ C’mon, you just can’t win with these people. That’s why you don’t listen to them. The only people I need to be talking to are Lorenzo and Dana, but it seems like they’re not listening either.”
Edgar does not sound to happy being a company man.
He also thinks that if Conor wants to move up, he should be forced to vacate the belt, or defend it at least once (against him) before even thinking of going for another.
Edgar does not want to wait until UFC 200, which is what Conor previously mentioned. For one he thinks it’s too long a wait and doesn’t want to risk losing the shot. That’s also a long time without getting paid.
That being said, Edgar doesn’t think the fight will happen, as he believe the UFC brass knows he can beat Conor, and they will lose they’re money-maker.
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