A few years ago, you would have been hard pressed to name even three fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division. Now it seems, that’s the only division many MMA fans are interested in.
After a thrilling Fight Of The Year candidate between Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo, and the upcoming showdown between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar, the featherweight division seems to be getting the most attention. The reason? Conor McGregor.
The Irish fighter has won over many fans who are clamouring for him to get a shot at Aldo after he presumably beats Dennis Siver. The speculation led to UFC President Dana White commenting on the issue.
“I told Cub and Frankie, ‘Don’t worry about anything you hear with all the Conor McGregor talk and all the other stuff. You worry about Cub Swanson and you worry about Frankie Edgar.'” White told The Download. “Believe me, the fact that people are arguing over who should get a title shot in the 145-pound division isn’t a bad thing. It’s a good thing.”
White said that he is happy about the amount of attention the featherweights are receiving.
“Especially with all the excitement in that division with Conor McGregor, Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar – that division is so exciting that people are talking about freaking Nik Lentz and Dennis Bermudez,” White said.
Tags: Conor McGregor, Cub Swanson, Dana White, Jose Aldo, Mixed Martial Arts