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Frankie Edgar: I’m going to be UFC’s two-division champion, not Conor McGregor

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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender, Frankie Edgar, will rematch former 145-pound titleholder Jose Aldo on the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card (see it), locked and loaded for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 9, 2016.

A victory avenges a 2013 decision loss and crowns him interim featherweight champion.

But whether that strap stays temporary until Conor McGregor returns from his walkout, or simply becomes the undisputed title with a “Notorious” absence, remains to be seen. Either way, “The Answer” will have held belts in two separate divisions and is not ruling out a third.

From the UFC 200 press conference (via MMA Junkie):

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself. It seems whatever weight class I go to, people are telling me to go to a lower one. I want to make sure I get this 145-pound belt back first. Then we’ll see. It’s going to be tough to pass that up to be a possible three-division champion. Interim title isn’t the same thing, and we want that real title. If Conor ever does come back to featherweight, I’m ready. I’m going to be ready, and it’s going to be different this time, and I’m walking home with the belt. It’s the No. 1 contender belt; it’s what you call it really. But I do have a feeling Conor may never come back to 145, so in time, this belt will be the real belt. Being a two-division champion is something I’ve been trying to do for a while since I first fought Aldo. (On) July 9, there’s going to be a two-division champion, and his name isn’t going to be Conor McGregor, either.”

I’m sure Aldo will have something to say about that in July.

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