Frankie Edgar has been trying to hustle himself a fight for a while now.
But Chad Mendes? Not sure anybody totally saw that one coming.
Sure, the UFC’s announcement on Tuesday that Edgar and Mendes will headline The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 finale on December 11 makes sense on a lot of levels.
Taking place just a day before Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo are scheduled to finally settle their featherweight title feud at UFC 194, this fight could act as a cable TV main event, a title eliminator and a backup plan all in one.