Frankie Edgar will stay at 155 and seek rematch with Benson HendersonPosted on February 29, 2012, 05:28 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Frankie Edgar walked into the Octagon this past Saturday with the UFC Lightweight title strapped around his waist. After a 25-minute battle with Benson Henderson he left the cage without that title as Henderson celebrated being crowned the new Lightweight Champion.
Almost as soon as he fell to Henderson, Edgar was assailed by questions if he would drop to the Featherweight division to challenge Jose Aldo for his UFC title. Edgar deflected the questions, but today, on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, he let it be known that his intention is to stay at lightweight and seek a rematch with Benson Henderson.
"I’m staying at 155. This is where I’m at right now. I still feel like I got a run left. I still want that title back,” Edgar continued, "That [rematch] is what I want. I think it’s right. I think I earned it. I’m not trying to put down Ben or any other contender, but I think I earned my spot to deserve this rematch." – for more see MMAFighting.com