Jose Aldo: If Frankie Edgar won't come to 145, I'm going to move to LightweightPosted on March 14, 2012, 03:12 PM by Joey Santosus
"Edgar thinks he won against Henderson, so he really had to stay in his division and get the rematch. If he comes to Featherweight, we’ll fight. Many people want to see it. Having Edgar, a former Lightweight champion, would be amazing for the Featherweight division. But, if he doesn’t come down [to 145 pounds], in the future, I’m going to have to move to Lightweight." - For more from Jose Aldo, visit Sherdog.com
If Frankie Edgar won't come to Jose Aldo, Jose Aldo will go to Frankie Edgar.
That's according to the Featherweight Champion himself, who says that, though he understands why Edgar remained steadfast in his quest for a rematch with Ben Henderson, he still wants a crack at "The Answer."
After losing the Lightweight belt at UFC 144, Edgar was offered an instant shot a Aldo's title should he make the drop to 145. The former champ declined, however, insisting that the close nature of his fight with Henderson warranted an instant rematch, which he was later granted. With Edgar now set to meet Henderson again this Summer, and Aldo likely to face the Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung winner, it's a showdown that will have to wait. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Is a date with Edgar worth making the move to 155, or should Aldo sit tight and wait for "The Answer" to come to him?
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