Frankie Edgar Say 145 Title, Not “Money Fight” With Conor McGregor, is Primary Goal
By FCF Staff
Although Frankie Edgar would stand to make a ton of money by fighting rising star Conor McGregor, the former lightweight champ says securing the featherweight belt, is what matters to him most.
Edgar is expected to fight Chad Mendes on December 11th at the TUF 22 Finale, in a bout that will likely determine who will challenge for the 145 title in 2016. The aforementioned McGregor is scheduled to take on reigning champ, Jose Aldo, one night later at UFC 194.
Recently Edgar spoke to UFC.com about his storied career, and his upcoming bout, and offered this comment:
“I want that title,” Edgar said. “That, to me, is the most important thing. Conor may be the money fight, but when you win a title that stays with you forever. Money comes and goes. You’re a champ for the rest of your life. I did it at 155 and I want to do it at 145.”
Edgar (19-4-1) will be fighting for the first time since May, when he decisioned Urijah Faber. Since the 33 year-old was decisioned by Aldo in 2013, Edgar has won four straight.
Mendes (17-3) will be looking to rebound from a stoppage loss to McGregor in July.