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Wednesday, 08/29/2012, 10:47 am

Frankie Edgar Ready to Fight at Lightweight or Featherweight | UFC News

Following a discouraging second loss to reigning lightweight champ Ben Henderson earlier this month, Edgar tells mmaweekly radio it was the right time to test the waters at 145 pounds.

“I think big fights definitely interest me whatever weight class they’re at, so maybe in the future who knows where else I could go, but it’s just something I want to try for now.”

“There are good guys at 55, good guys at 45; I know fans are definitely interested in some fights. So there’s plenty of match-ups possible.”

Frankie Edgar is ready to test himself with the best featherweights in the UFC, eager to get back in the mix by December.

“Whoever it is they’d like me to fight to get the No. 1 contender’s spot, then let it be that. I’m sure they’re going to throw me in there with a solid name.”

Long term goal for Edgar is to challenge UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo for the title without getting ahead of himself.   He wants to establish himself in the division first, and then gun for another title to add to his resume.

“I always want to challenge myself and push myself to the limit.  Being in the weight classes that I’m in there’s always going to be good guys and good champions.”

Thoughts, Penn Nation

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15 Responses to “Frankie Edgar Ready to Fight at Lightweight or Featherweight | UFC News”

    • 757 says:

      That is the dumbest comment ever…..leave and never come back you 12 yr old sneaking on mom’s computer again. Sr. Stinson stands for short little fat bald guy who hides in the dark basement sneaking on the computer. He doesn’t know what to write about so he makes stupid mouthed comments.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      90% of Edgars MMA game is pitter patter run away repeat and 10% flash takedowns jump up run away repeat. Good luck trying that against faster fighters who hit harder. Edgars first fight should be against Mendes. Aldo is going smash Edgar

  1. Me says:

    Hypothetically if Aldo – Edgar fought in 6 months time with both guys healthy who do you have winning and how. I say Aldo by UD.

  2. Zack says:

    Put him against the Korean zombie.

  3. mean170 says:

    If they throw him in there with Aldo i see a move to bantamweight for Frankie. Cruz/Edgar dance off at 135.

  4. MMAnalyst says:

    He should fight Mendes, who is a top contender with only one loss – that win would put Edgar in line …unless they gave him Poirier as a tune-up fight.

  5. 757 says:

    All things considered Frankie has fought better competition….he will win that fight

  6. andy says:

    I’d like to see him fight Mendes.

  7. 757 says:

    Yeah I agree that would be a good one to start with^^

  8. 808 says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Edgar fighting as a bantamweight. The man has the potential to take over three different weight classes.

  9. chris says:

    Do you guys really think he has a chance with Aldo? Lol Edgar is a good fighter but his main advantage is his speed, he would not be able to utilize it against Jose. But I personally want to see Edgar get KOd so I hope he makes it to Aldo.

  10. Xaninho says:

    He didn’t take the offer to fight Aldo right away and opted for the rematch against Bendo. He lost, so now I think he should really start at the back of the line in 145. 3 or 4 fights against top 10 guys to earn a titleshot would be fair.

    If he convincingly manages to take out Chan Sun Jung, Hominick and Mendes then he earned the shot.

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