Frankie Edgar will be fighting against Jose Aldo at UFC 200 for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship and an opportunity to the fight Conor McGregor at a later date.
Even prior to his match being set up for UFC 200, Edgar was highly considered to be the top contender for the Featherweight Championship. However, with McGregor outing to fight against Nate Diaz once more, he was placed in an interim title match against Aldo instead.
While the American wasn't going to say the Irishman is scared of him, he does believe he has been next in line to for the Featherweight title for some time and they should have had a fight much earlier.
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He said according to Fox Sports: "I mean we're conveniently not fighting every time out," Edgar said at the UFC 200 pre-fight press conference in New York. "Every time it comes up, we conveniently not fight.
"I don't know if he's scared of me, but he may be scared of the result.
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"I think we're all fighters, we're not scared of anybody but I think he's scared of what could happen."
The current Featherweight Champion was scheduled to face Diaz at UFC 200 in a rematch of their UFC 196 match. However, this was called off due to the Irishman's disagreement with UFC and it's president Dana White over promotion events.
Edgar believes McGregor originally picked to fight at welterweight rather than featherweight so that if he was to lose to Diaz he would have his belt to fall back on.
"At 170, he doesn't have as much to lose," Edgar said. "He loses there he can still go down to 155, still go down to 145. I think he knew what was at risk of possibly losing the belt at 145 to me."
Now McGregor won't be participating against Diaz on July 9 because of everything that has happened between him, the UFC, and White over the past few weeks, he likely will still be watching it to see who he will likely be facing later on this year.
The Irishman said on his Twitter he is looking forward to the unification clash later this year, which will be either Edgar or Aldo, depending on who wins at UFC 200.
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