Former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (19-4-1) and his manager Ali Abdel-Aziz believe that nothing else other than a crack at the McGregor/Aldo winner is acceptable.
Edgar is on a four-fight-win-streak, which include recent one-sided wins over BJ Penn, Cub Swanson and Urijah Faber, and the 34-year-old felt hard done by being overlooked to face Aldo next. Of course we all know that brash Irishman Conor McGregor was chosen instead.
“We’re not going to let them step over us a second-time,” Abdel-Aziz said to Ariel Helwani, and if that happens there will be a “riot” at the UFC HQ in Vegas.
Edgar is currently ranked second behind Chad Mendes but he has just won one fight since his second defeat to Jose Aldo, meaning that should the Brazilian beat McGregor it is unlikely he will get the next shot. However, should McGregor top Aldo then arguments could be made for either Edgar or Mendes.