Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is headed to the featherweight division.
But, if major fights become available at 155 pounds, “The Answer” says he will be ready to answer the call.
Edgar (14-3-1) was defeated by Benson Henderson earlier this year in his quest to take back the belt. He is hoping to debut at 145 pounds before 2012 ends, and discussed his decision with MMA Weekly Radio recently.
I think it was juts the timing of everything. Not saying that I’ll never go back to 155; there are some good guys at 155, good guys at 145. I know fans are definitely interested in some fights. There’s plenty of matchups possible.
Edgar obviously has his sights set on a future showdown with Jose Aldo, the current UFC featherweight champion. Aldo is set to face Erik Koch later this year in Brazil.
While Edgar has heard nothing in regards to his opponent, he expects the UFC to pair him with a very capable fighter soon.
I’m sure they’re going to throw me in there with a solid name. I always want to challenge myself and push myself to the limit. Being in the weight classes that I’m in, there’s always going to be good guys and good champions.
Edgar’s three career losses have come to Henderson twice and Gray Maynard. He also fought Maynard to a draw.
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