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Jose Aldo’s ‘Trash-Talk’ Has Frankie Edgar Fired Up Already

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is headed to the featherweight division, and that seems fine with current 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.

Recently, Aldo made some comments about sending Edgar right back to 155 pounds, or even bantamweight, if they meet inside the Octagon.

Edgar, who hopes to debut in the featherweight division before the end of the year, has been rejuvenated by Aldo’s remarks.

“I’m a competitive person and when someone talks like that, it makes me want to get in there and see what ’45 is all about,” said Edgar, in a recent interview with UFC.com.

The decision to exit 155 and head to 145 was one that many have been pushing for, including UFC president Dana White. After the loss to Benson Henderson in his rematch for the UFC lightweight title, Edgar decided now was the right time.

“The fight at UFC 150 didn’t go my way,” Edgar said. “I’m not saying I’ll never fight at 155 ever again, but this is something different.”

It hasn’t taken long for fighters to call for a match with “The Answer,” as both Chad Mendes – a former contender to Aldo – and Cody McKenzie have made it known they would welcome Edgar for his featherweight debut.

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