Everyone is hoping that the fight goes ahead on December 12th but if you're to believe what Conor McGregor says, that's far from certain. Jose Aldo is well on the way to recovery and unless, something else happens, we will finally get a chance to see the UFC's top two featherweights go head to head.
But, on the off chance that we don't, there's already a decent back up plan. Frankie Edgar has been vocal in his belief that he's been unfairly cast to one side in McGregor's rise to the top and the American fighter is keen to right that wrong.
Severe MMA's Andrew McGahon was speaking to Edgar in Bahrain this week and he put the all important question to him, would he be ready to step in if Aldo pulled out.
Edgar confirmed that he was hoping to fight around that time anyway and if it came down to it, he'd be more than ready to step in for the champion.
However, if Aldo does make it into the Octagon this time around, we may still being seeing Edgar in Vegas that night. He's confirmed that he'll be in training for a fight around that time and now he's gone down the classic fight hyping route of accepting a challenge via twitter.
No.8 ranked Jeremy Stephens is the man to set his sights on Edgar and, if there's any room on the card after those middleweight announcements, it would certainly be a welcome addition.
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) August 18, 2015