Frankie Edgar admits the move down to Featherweight is inevitablePosted on March 9, 2012, 10:33 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I got nothin' against 145 (pounds). Will I make it there one day? Probably. You know? That's the truth. But, I just don't wanna go out on these terms. I felt like the fight was too close for me to just be like, 'Alright, I'm going down to 45,' you know?
You know, the reality is that when I first got into this, there was not 45, there was only 55. Actually, when I first started fighting, UFC didn't even have 55. So, when 55 came, that's where I fought. Then, I started doing well, and my record kinda speaks for itself. It is the plan, to eventually go down one day, just not now.
I had a meeting with Dana (White) again, yesterday in the city an that's when he told me I was getting the rematch. The process was that I expressed how I felt, that I felt I deserved the rematch. I wanted the rematch. I let Dana know and then I guess a lot of fans, a lot of supporters backed me up on Twitter, getting at Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta) and they made the right choice." - MMAMania.com
Former UFC Lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, admitted his long-speculated move down to Featherweight is inevitable, but only on his own terms. It looks like Edgar is not interested to leave the UFC Lightweight division as a loser, despite the fact that the UFC President Dana White promised him an immediate shot at Jose Aldo's title.
The rematch between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson will take place later this year, with Edgar once again looking to prove he's good enough to compete against the toughest "big guys" the UFC's 155lbs has to offer. The second fight with Henderson will be Edgar's third consecutive rematch, after beating BJ Penn twice, and going to Draw and then TKO victory over Gray "The Bully" Maynard.
Frankie Edgar is 14-2 in his career, with 3 KO/TKO and 3 Submission victories.