Even before his second loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson, there were talks of former champ Frankie Edgar dropping to the featherweight division to take on opponents closer to his size.
Now that Edgar has lost two fights in a row to Henderson via controversial decisions, it seems as if dropping to 145 pounds is Edgar’s shortest road to obtaining UFC gold.
However, Jose Aldo, one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, awaits Edgar, should he decided to move weight classes in an attempt to capture another world title.
In an exclusive interview with TATAME, Aldo gives his thoughts on Edgar’s recent title rematch with Henderson and a potential matchup with the former lightweight champion.
“Like he (Edgar) always does, it was a pretty hard fight. I guess they could’ve granted him the win, but who am I to judge? There’re judges there to do that.”
“He said he wants to drop to the featherweight so I’m hoping he does that to end this story. He’s welcome here so that we shut him off and he goes to the lightweight or bantamweight classes.”
Before Jose Aldo can think about shutting down Edgar, the featherweight champ has his fourth UFC title defense at UFC Rio 3, on October 13th, at HSBC Arena, when he fights challenger Erick Koch.
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