Frankie Edgar might be next up for Conor McGregor. If so, the new UFC undisputed featherweight champion will be very confident, as always.
On Friday night, Edgar knocked out Chad Mendes in the first round and UFC president Dana White promised him a title shot. McGregor stunningly beat Jose Aldo by knockout in jus 13 seconds to unify the featherweight title in the main event of UFC 194 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
"I like Frankie," McGregor on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show. "I always did. He fights with his heart. He had a good run in the lightweight division. Again, he wouldn't take my shots. It would not be a good night for him. But I do respect him and I respect that win."
McGregor beat Mendes back in July at UFC 189. McGregor knocked Mendes out in the second round, but Mendes came in on just two weeks notice when Aldo pulled out due to a rib injury. McGregor also went into that bout with a bad knee injury.
"Personally, I think Chad should have taken a rest," McGregor said. "You can't take those shots. It was too quick to come back. But Frankie got in there, done his job, caught him with the shot. Much respect."
On the post-fight show, McGregor also talked about potentially going up to lightweight to face the winner of next week's championship fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. A superfight between McGregor and Cerrone would be a major draw. McGregor did not mention the possibility of giving Aldo a rematch, which Aldo asked for after the quick loss.
"Times are good," McGregor said. "The options are there. So I'm happy."