Frankie Edgar currently has one fight left on his UFC contract and if it were up to Ricardo Lamas, that last contracted fight would be against him.
The only problem for the featherweight is that Edgar has yet to sign a contract for the fight.
“We’re trying to communicate with the UFC,” Lamas told MMA Junkie Radio. “It makes the most sense for my career, for his career, for No. 2 and No. 3 to go at it. He said he’s good to go middle of May, and I said I was down with that. Hopefully, Frankie’s a man of his word, and we’ll get this thing done.”
Lamas, much like his potential opponent in Edgar, has failed in his opportunity to capture the UFC Featherweight Title. While Lamas doesn’t know when his professional MMA career will end, he does know what promotion he wants to finish it in.
“For me, I’m a UFC company man,” he said. “When I was a kid, I didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a Bellator MMA fighter. I wanted to be in the UFC. I’m here now. I want to retire here. I built my career in this company, and I want to be here until the end.”
“The Bully” hasn’t competed since UFC Fight Night 98, where he defeated Charles Oliveira by submission.