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One of McGregor's featherweight rivals doesn't fancy the Dubliner's chances against Aldo

“Conor has never met anyone as strong as Aldo.”

Conor McGregor en route to victory against Dennis Siver.
Conor McGregor en route to victory against Dennis Siver.
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FRANKIE EDGAR IS hoping that a win over Urijah Faber this weekend in Manila will set him up for a UFC featherweight title shot against the winner of this summer’s meeting of Conor McGregor and defending champion Jose Aldo.

Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion, is currently second in the UFC’s featherweight rankings — one place ahead of McGregor — and the 33-year-old American is keen on a rematch with Aldo, having lost to him in 2013.

“Conor has never met anyone as strong as Aldo,” Edgar told The Daily Star, when asked for a prediction for the UFC 189 main event, which takes place in Las Vegas on 11 July.

“I’m going to go with the champ in this one. But good luck to McGregor. He got the fight. He’s beaten people in devastating fashion and he’s got this fight and that’s all that matters. Whether he deserves it or not, that’s in the past. He has it on 11 July. It’s what he does with it that counts.”

Edgar added: “I want the belt. Aldo has beaten me before and I’d like to be the one to take the belt from him.”

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