Frankie Edgar and José Aldo will have to wait a bit longer for a crack at the UFC 145lb title.
As it seems, newly-crowned champion Conor McGregor took on Dana White’s offering and will be fighting for the 155lb belt on his next octagon appearance.
The head coach of McGregor’s camp, John Kavanagh, told news site The 42 that the champion is not eager to make that big weight cut once again soon. He said: “What’s next for Conor? The lightweight belt. We’re going to take a little break from that cut down to 145lbs, even though this was one was the easiest so far. But in saying that, ‘easy’ is a relative term. It still requires a level of discipline that 99.9% of people wouldn’t have, never mind be able to compete as well the following day. So the next step will be winning the title in the 155lbs division. The current champion, Rafael dos Anjos, defends the belt against Donald Cerrone tomorrow night. Regardless of who comes out on top, we’ve been given the green light to fight the winner. We believe that’ll be in April but I’m looking forward to this weekend’s fight too. I’ll be watching eagerly to see who it is. I’m expecting a close fight but if I was to bet– which I won’t–I’d say Rafael dos Anjos will win it. If Frankie Edgar wants a shot at the featherweight title or Aldo wants a rematch, we’re fine with that too. But they’ll have to wait, because that lightweight belt is next on the agenda.”
So, what do you think? is it fair for McGregor to cut in line at the 155lb? Should he lose the 145lb or accumulate both?