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Manager: Frankie Edgar Wants Ben Henderson Rematch, Not A Move To Featherweight

Don’t expect to see Frankie Edgar drop to featherweight anytime soon.

Speaking to MMA Weekly, his manager Ali Abdel-Aziz made it clear that they are gunning for an immediate rematch with Ben Henderson before contemplating a move to 145.

“Frankie deserves a rematch,” Abdel-Aziz told MMAWeekly.com. “We’re going to ask for a rematch.

“I talked to Lorenzo (Fertitta) and he believes Frankie scored 3 to 2, Dana White scored Frankie winning the fight.”

“Frankie in the future will go down to 145, but he’s not going to go down now, he’s not. He’s not getting manhandled, he’s not getting destroyed, he won the fight,” Abdel-Aziz stated.

“Frankie’s not the type of guy to lose and then just cower and move to 145. This kid has so much heart and determination.”

On one hand, Edgar really is better suited for featherweight. But on the other, he still managed to win the lightweight title and hold onto it for three straight fights. So while logic dictates that he should drop down to 145, who are we to tell Edgar that he doesn’t belong in a weight class that he was a reigning world champion in? Especially right after he lost said title in a close fight? I certainly can’t, so if he wants to stay at lightweight and prove once again that 155 is where he belongs, then I say he has every right to do so.

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