Two perfectly landed punches have put two featherweight fighters on a collision course for a huge fight in 2016. That of course depends on Conor McGregor’s preference on whether he wants to move up in weight and challenge for the 155 lbs title, or stick around at 145 lbs and defend his title vs Frankie Edgar.
Actions speak louder than words, and as loud as McGregor can be with his words, nothing in his career was ever as loud as his performance at UFC 194 vs Jose Aldo. With almost a year`s worth of build-up and hype before the fight, all it took was 13 seconds for McGregor to land an impeccably placed left straight on the former pound-for-pound king's chin to secure the KO victory.
The night before, Frankie Edgar made easy work of Chad Mendes, landing a vicious left hook, resulting in a flash knockout that ended the fight. The victory was Edgar`s fifth in a row.
Wins by both fighters make them an obvious pairing for a future fight, and even with question marks regarding McGregor`s next move, online sportsbook BetOnline has released odds for the potential featherweight showdown. McGregor is listed as a -185 favorite with Edgar coming in at +160.
Many believe Edgar is a bad match-up stylistically for the Irishman, but a fight vs a former champion has the potential to be a big money fight, and if we know anything about McGregor, if a fight can make lots of money, then it makes lots of sense.
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