“This is a great opportunity I’m handed here. It’s something that I didn’t think would happen this quick. It was an easy call on my part. I had fought less than three weeks ago when I got the call. I had an injury-free fight. I felt really good. I was already back in the gym a little bit. It’s an opportunity you can’t let slip… I’ve always been a fan of Jose Aldo. He’s an exciting fighter to watch. He brings it every fight. One of the best strikers we’ve got in the UFC. I’m pumped for this fight. He’s such a dynamic striker. He can get you with his hands, his feet. He can kind of do it all as far as his stand-up goes. He’s got a really good ground game that no one has really seen before. He’s gonna be a tough opponent, no doubt.”
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar tells mmaweekly.com that it was an easy call to take the fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 153. “The Answer” will now risk dropping three-straight fights should Aldo get the better of him but does anyone see that happening?