It's looking like Conor McGregor will likely return at UFC 200 to defend his featherweight title. There's still no decision as to whether he’ll face former champion Jose Aldo or top-ranked contender Frankie Edgar. Aldo is at the top of the list after losing to McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194 last December. The image of Aldo coming crashing down to the canvas after a single punch landed is tough to forget. And Aldo hasn’t fought since that time to remind the world why he was the featherweight champion for seven consecutive defenses prior.
Edgar is currently riding a five-fight win streak, including a knockout over Chad Mendes in the first round of his last bout in December 2015. Edgar is also a top-notch wrestler with some of the best takedowns in the division and McGregor has struggled with his ground game in a couple of his toughest UFC fights.
It all adds up to Edgar having the best shot to dethrone McGregor in one of the biggest cards of the year at UFC 200.
Edgar has been banging the drum non-stop since McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and said his next fight would be back at featherweight.
Whether he gets the fight is still a mystery, but Edgar has at least one more prominent person saying he deserves the shot.