“I think everyone knows what’s going on for me” Edgar said. “Even though other people want the opportunity they say,” Well, I know Frankie deserves it.” Alexander Volkanovski is fighting with Jose Aldo at UFC 237 and that could have an impact, but I think everyone knows who I am. I worked my entire career to be the next,” Edgar stated.
Edgar believes that the years within the UFC can benefit him when they choose the next Holloway challenger. Jose Aldo, this first in the ranking, will hardly get an opportunity, this because he lost twice with Holloway.
“I know that UFC likes to reward people who are willing to give it all up. I did that throughout my career. I’m ready to be rewarded.” he stated.
Frankie could have his chance frustrated, in case Alexander Volkanosvki beats Jose Aldo at UFC 237.
The Australian is fourth in the ranking. A position behind Edgar. But it has to his advantage that he has never fought for the division belt .
In the event that Edgar receives the opportunity, he will have to wait until the end of the year for the fight, this because Max Holloway received medical suspension for an indefinite period after his fight with Poirier.
Frankie is currently 37 and was former UFC lightweight champion. He debuted in feathers in 2013, when he faced Jose Aldo. He also fought for the interim belt against Carioca, but lost that fight.
The American’s current record is 23-7-1. His last fight was a year ago when he beat Cub Swanson by unanimous decision in UFC Fight Night 128.
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