Dana White: Frankie Edgar is #2 pound for pound best fighter in the world behind Anderson Silva, Wants Aldo vs. Edgar

October 9, 2011 10:12 am by bjpenn.com staff 114 Comments
UFC 136: Edgar v Maynard III

“If you really look at what pound-for-pound means, you cannot deny that Frankie Edgar is Number 2. The guy weighs 145 pounds and he’s beating guys at 155 pounds. He beat a guy who had him out of it. A guy who many believed had his number. He knocked him out tonight… He’s an amazing human being. He’s an incredible athlete, and he’s got a heart the size of this room.”

“Honestly, I’d like to see him move to 145 and fight Aldo”

“Did you see the size difference between those two tonight? I’ve been telling him for a long time he should fight at 145. I’m not his dad or trainer. That’s his decision. He’s a grown man and knows what he’s doing.”

“All these other guys that he fights are so much bigger than him. I think that fighting out of your weight class isn’t healthy. I don’t think it’s healthy long-term. I don’t think that guys that fight a weight class above them and take damage can have the longevity that other fighters can have. I think when you fight with guys that are your own size, you don’t take the punishment that you take when you fight bigger guys. The weight classes are there for a reason.”

UFC president Dana White tells the media during last nights UFC 136 post-fight press conference exactly what he thinks about his lightweight champion, Mr. Frankie Edgar. Giving him p4p status over GSP and wanting to give him the opportunity to be the first two division champion in UFC history.


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