Edgar Not Opposed To Going Down To 145, But Jose Aldo Is A Big Problem

March 9, 2012 9:39 am by bjpenn.com staff 41 Comments
UFC 136: Edgar v Maynard III

“I got nothin’ against 145 (pounds). Will I make it there one day? Probably. You know? That’s the truth. But, I just don’t wanna go out on these terms. I felt like the fight was too close for me to just be like, ‘Alright, I’m going down to 45,’ you know? You know, the reality is that when I first got into this, there was not 45, there was only 55. Actually, when I first started fighting, UFC didn’t even have 55. So, when 55 came, that’s where I fought. Then, I started doing well, and my record kinda speaks for itself. It is the plan, to eventually go down one day, just not now… Forty-five is a ways away. But, he’s (Aldo is) tough. Just because you go down a weight class doesn’t mean it gets any easier, especially when you’re fighting a guy like Jose Aldo. He’s got the power on these guys, but he’s got the speed also. He presents a lot of problems.”

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was recently on SPIKE TV’s MMA uncensored and he fielded questions from the panel on an eventual move to 145 pounds.

Often the undersized man in the cage, Edgar still has no interest in immediately dropping weight. First item on his list is to get his lightweight title back from Benson Henderson.

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