Frankie Edgar is pretty much unequivocally the most logical person for Conor McGregor to defend his featherweight title against. Some would argue that Jose Aldo deserves a rematch, but Edgar is probably the more legitimate option.
His striking coach, Mark Henry, probably agrees with me and knows that to be true. He recently spoke with the Talking Brawls Extra Podcast and shared his thoughts.
“Well, first of all, it’s expected. I think Conor is straight out afraid of Frankie, you know, he won’t fight Frankie, even off this last injury they called Nate before they called Frankie. You heard off Nate that they were calling him for two months about this fight just in case something happens. Even if Frankie’s groin was ok, they were never going to give this fight to Frankie. It’s typical non-torious, he just keeps running away from Frankie.”
Like many others have said, Henry went on to explain what he thinks is unfair biased treatment towards the Irish fighter by the UFC.
“It’s unbelievable, I just don’t understand the rematch. You’re basically a 55er’, you fought a 55er’. The guy was drinking margaritas a week before and he got killed, it wasn’t even close. The UFC always put a spin on it. How his Mommy and Daddy give him a rematch, I guess Conor has to win. Conor lost to a guy with no camp. I guess we keep going until Conor gets his way. I just don’t understand it. I don’t really care less where Conor goes. Im just hoping he lets go of the belt, even his coach says he has a hard time making making 145. We’ve seen him walk around looking like death on weigh-in day.”
What do you think?
Is Conor McGregor afraid to fight Frankie Edgar?