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Frankie Edgar – “I’ll be a UFC champion this year”

Will Frankie Edgar be crowned a UFC champion later this year?

Frankie Edgar is on a tear in the Featherweight division at the moment having lost only twice since 2013, with both loses coming to the current UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.

Edgar has beat some of the best talent in the world in the past couple of years with impressive wins over the likes of BJ Penn, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes, and although he has never held the Featherweight gold, he is proving that he remains confident of doing so.

The Answer‘ is fresh off of a dominant doctor stoppage victory at UFC 211 earlier this year, earning a win over the man who many believed to be the future king of the division, Yair Rodriguez.

 

Speaking to TMZSports just one week after his UFC 211 win, Frankie Edgar breaks his silence on who he wants next, what he thinks of Yair Rodriguez and also makes a bold claim regarding the Featherweight title.

When referring to Yair Rodriguez, he had this to say.

“No, we definitely had to park the brakes on all that future success talk.”

 

He was then asked if he thinks he’s next in line for a title shot, he replied saying.

“Yeah absolutely, you know, I’m number 2 right now, those guys have got to fight, someone’s gonna lose, that makes me next.”

 

And to rap up the interview, he was then questioned on whether he believes he would become the champion by the end of the year, he had this to say.

“Man, I’m gonna use some positive thoughts and hope for the best, let’s say yes.”

 

There’s no doubt that Frankie Edgar deserves to be next up for the title shot, but who will he be facing?

 

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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