Frankie Edgar has been the lightweight champion so he knows a thing or two about fighting. At UFC 226 current featherweight champion Max Holloway faces off against Brian Ortega and Edgar has his eyes set on the winner. Who will it be? Will he challenge the winner? Here’s his take via MMA Roasted Podcast.
I’m going to go with Max, he’s the champ. I think his range and he’s not going to be the shorter guy against Ortega. Ortega, he’s just used to being the long guy and Holloway, I’m sure he’s going to push a good pace and do well with him, but Ortega always finds a way to win. He was losing to Clay Guida, he was losing against Renato [Moicano], but he finds a way to win somehow and you can’t count him out.
I’m always training. We will see what happens and if the time is right and I feel good then we’ll see. I’d have a hard time saying no. I’m always in striking distance [of making weight] for the most part, but we’ll see. It’s got to make sense.
I want to fight the winner of Holloway vs Ortega. You know, Dana mentioned it, so I’m definitely in the game. We will have to wait and see what happens I guess.
Who do you think will win at UFC 226 on July 7th? Can Edgar become the featherweight champ if he challenges them?