It wasn’t music to Frankie Edgar’s ears when he heard Conor McGregor is leaning toward Jose Aldoafter a failed experiment at welterweight.

Now, Edgar again finds himself playing McGregor matchmaker, trying to convince the Irish featherweight champ and the UFC that he’s the best possible opponent.

“We’ve seen the Aldo show already,” Edgar said today on MMAjunkie Radio. “People watch fights because they’re interested in seeing who can win, and they don’t know the outcome. They’ve seen that already.”

 At this past Saturday’s UFC 196, McGregor’s (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) ambition hit a wall when he was submitted by Nate Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) in a welterweight headliner. Fortunately for Edgar (20-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC), the Irish champ said he expects to move back to the division he recently conquered.

Less so, he said it would be hard not to give Aldo the first shot at him.

“I don’t know if (McGregor) feels more comfortable because he knows he just beat (Aldo) the way he did,” Edgar said. “I don’t want to say scared, or coward, or whatever, but I just think that I’m the fight that would prove the doubters wrong.

“Now he has doubters. He always had haters. Now, after a performance like that, he’s going to have even more haters. You want to prove those people wrong? Come in here and beat me. He does that, he’s going to silence those doubters. He goes and beats Aldo, he’s not going to silence anybody. People are still going to question him against me.”

Edgar has pushed for a fight against McGregor since the two came close to a booking this past July at UFC 189, when Aldo was forced from the card with an injury and the UFC sought a replacement.

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