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Frankie Edgar Believes He Is Totally Different Fighter This Time Around

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Frankie Edgar doesn’t see a lot of similarities in his approach to the rematch with Jose Aldo at UFC 200.

Instead, the former UFC lightweight champion believes he is a totally different fighter this time around.

Edgar and Aldo meet for the interim featherweight title in one of the featured attractions Saturday night. Aldo won the first meeting while he was champion via decision.

“Last time I was coming off two close fights that I lost,” said Edgar, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “I’ve got more experience now. You can’t buy experience. I’ve won five fights in a row. In his last fight, he’s got a big loss vs. (Conor) McGregor.”

Speaking of McGregor, Edgar believes the current titleholder is shying away from meeting him inside the Octagon. McGregor will compete at welterweight this August vs. Nate Diaz.

“Conor’s ducking me,” Edgar said.