Edgar turned the heat up a notch on Wednesday. The New Jersey fighter started a fan Q&A on Twitter, using the hastag #NoTakedownDefense, which assumingly refers to McGregor getting taken down four times in less than two rounds.
With McGregor shut down for TUF for three months and Aldo out until October, at the earliest, fans may have to wait until December 2015 or January 2016 to see either featherweight in the Octagon.
As much as we can’t wait to see the highly-hyped showdown between McGregor and Aldo, we can’t help but feel for Edgar in this situation. He’s been outright dominant during his current four-fight win streak, creating at least a 2:1 striking advantage in each bout and landing a combined 18 takedowns while not being taken down once. His last loss was a 2013 unanimous decision to current champ Aldo.
But as Edgar said, eventually he’ll get his chance. With Edgar, Mendes, McGregor and Aldo, as well as up-and-coming featherweights Charles Oliveira and Max Holloway currently fighting at a high level, 2016 should be packed with exciting matchups in the 145-pound division.