“Frankie Edgar, I heard you were asking for a title shot. I respect you as a fighter, but let’s check the facts: you lost twice to Ben Henderson before coming to the 145 division and getting a title shot against me without having fought once in the featherweight division. We had a great fight, but everybody knows the result. You can’t come here now and cut the line, you have to wait because you don’t have any right to ask for a title shot yet. Conor McGregor: instead of running up to a different weight division and talking shit about me, you could make your time valuable and go to a real gym to learn real jiu-jitsu. I’ll be ready for you at UFC 200, so we can leave no doubt.”
-Jose Aldo argues against Frankie Edgar getting Conor McGregor ahead of him in a post to Facebook.
Penick’s Analysis: Edgar wouldn’t be cutting the line if he got the shot over Aldo, because he’s earned a right to fight for that title by taking out the rest of the competition he’s had to face at featherweight. Bringing up fights from several years ago is simply ignoring what Edgar’s done to be in this spot to begin with. Now, Aldo’s very much deserving of his rematch as well, but it wouldn’t be wrong for Edgar to get the fight with McGregor next.
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