Its crazy how much Zuffa brass can just randomly decide a fighter's career arc by how much they decide rematches based on "the needle." Aldo or Frankie, whoever loses, may not get their shot at Connor or the title when they clearly bth deserve it and much more so than the other rematches the set up (Weidman, Connor, etc). Like Nate said when Connor wanted the rematch with him, he's sure he does want it but he wanted rematches as well to guys he lost to but h never got any.
So Nate never got a chance to avenge those losses. Aldo, the 7 time UFC defending champ and 2 time WEC defending champ, will not get his chance if he loses to a surging Edgar while guys like Weidman and Connor got their immediate rematches. Aldo could still get it again but a loss to Edgar really puts him back.
Same with Frankie, Aldo is arguably the tougher matchup for him than Connor and after all he's done, and with barely losing to Aldo the first time btw, he may not get his chance because he could very well lose to Aldo. He imo has a legit chance as a 3 div champ but look how much harder he has to work to get another crack as opposed to the other guys.
And then when the casuals talk about these guys' careers, they will never realize the politics behind the title shots and thus the opportunity disparities.
This is not a real sport.