Ready For Featherweight Debut, Edgar Already Within Weight Range | UFC NEWS
In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar answered a few key questions about his upcoming opponent, Jose Aldo.
Youâ€™ve never fought at 145 pounds before. Are you worried about the weight cut? Will you do a test cut to make sure you can make it down without a problem? No, because Iâ€™m not that heavy. With the way Iâ€™m training, Iâ€™m already less than 10 pounds over, so weâ€™re really not going to try that hard. I donâ€™t think it will be an issue at all.
Aldoâ€™s talked about knocking you out and then moving up in weight to win another title. What did you think of those comments? Everyoneâ€™s got to motivate themselves in their own way. He hasnâ€™t fought in a year, so I think maybe he forgets how it is to be in there and needs to motivate himself. But heâ€™s got something coming if he thinks this is going to be an easy fight.
What challenges does Aldo present? Heâ€™s a great striker, fast and explosive. Heâ€™s got great knees and great kicks. He might be the most dynamic striker we have in the sport, right there next to Anderson Silva.