Time For Frankie Edgar To ‘Move On’

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is planning on taking his fighting career elsewhere.

Edgar isn’t leaving the UFC, and didn’t make it official that he was heading towards the featherweight division, but from his demeanor following a loss Saturday night to Benson Henderson, it sure seems that way.

“I’m moving on,” said a disheartened Edgar after losing to Henderson at UFC 150. “Dana (White) ain’t gonna give me another title shot, I’ll tell you that much.”

Edgar dropped the belt to Henderson earlier this year, but pushed his way into an immediate rematch. “The Answer” seemed poised to take back the belt, but the split decision went to Henderson, instead.

Mentions of Edgar fighting at featherweight have been ongoing for some time now. He naturally walks around near the lightweight limit of 155 pounds, and has said he would have no trouble moving down.

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  • Ben Rage

    The problem is I don’t see anyone beating Jose Aldo anytime soon.Aldo is just too dynamic of an mma fighter. Still, I wouldn’t mind seeing Edgar vs Aldo.

  • Naro

    It is obvious that Edgar will drop to 145, as a matter of fact, the robbery of the weekend is related with Dana pushing him to. But I do not see Edgar Aldo this year, I guess he will beat a top contender like Korean Zombie and then fight Aldo.

  • mitchtiz

    the problem i notice is no appreciation 4 what edgar has done at 155. Dana didnt reveal his opinion on who he thought won cuz he scored it for Edgar & heard flack from yall for it last time with the whole rematch thing n Pettis & Diaz deserving a titleshot. He didnt want to disrespect Ben, and hear bout him implying ano’ rematch. At 145 Frankie needs a win cuz no1 gets a titleshot coming off a loss & Aldo actually has challengers in wait. Frankie has still good possible fights at LW and could quickly rise back to the top since he has reigned as #1 almost as long as BJ Penn did. He should be only a few wins from another crack at either weightclass. Besides Pettis n Cerrone who is really coming off a good win streak at 155 ? all the contenders that were awaiting have lost by now and who really stands out ? Gray Maynard beat Guida thats one win for him, I wouldnt mind seeing him vs Edgar again cuz aside from Frankie who has made a Maynard fight look as exciting ??? he dryhumps every1 else. Guida has lost, Lauzon just won, Guillard has lost once again, Jim Miller has lost, the division is stacked- so much infact its hard for one guy to beat everyone else n stand out. They need to pull the trigger faster (ufc) in order to keep contenders coming n not lose fighting till the title picture clears up. Like WW and even MW what happens if Weidman loses, Bisping loses,and Belcher loses to Vitor ? we watch Vitor get front kicked in the face again if Andy actually accepts his challenge ? or we wait for Okami or Shields to win 2 more ? GSP has business to attend to at 170 or else he needs to man up and move to 185 and let Condit, Kampmann, Hendricks, Ellenberger, MacDonald, and Fitch or Koscheck get the class moving again. He keeps getting hurt and the blackhouse guys do too or they turn down rightfull challengers’ chances at title dreams in favor of easier matchups!! thats not how a champion works or is suppose to act – fight the best to prove youre really the best at that weight or get off the top !!

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