Originally Posted by chrisbonnie
Heart says Edgar, but head says Aldo
its a funny match up. When you add up strenghts and weaknesses, it nearly seems a mismatch in Aldos favour,
But i always go back to Edgars fights with Bj Penn, and not the BJ of now, but the one who we all thought was absolutely unbeatable at 155lbs, and then his fights against that monstrously huge Grey Maynard.
so when you look at them fights against Penn and Maynard, i find it hard to believe he can lose this fight. and you could easily look at his two "losses" to Henderson, and actually call them results the other way round. I personally thought he won both fights, but they where close
Aldo definetly has the advantage while standing. But i think Edgars biggest attribute in this fight if big fight experince, and his general fight intelligence.
Aldo hasnt been tested yet. Id love to see him really pushed to his limits. I wonder how he'll react?
Edgar on the other hand has been neck deep in *hit, yet come out the other end smelling of roses.
i gotta admit, im looking forward to this fight more than any UFC fight in recent memory. I can barely wait. Its going to immense
He was already pushed somewhat to the limit by Hominick. If I recall Mark was on top of him and Mark has 20% of Edgars cardio.
Hominick was Aldos toughest test to date (because He had good stand up albeit slow) and Mark really at the time you could argue was past his best as proven by his subsequent fights.
The way Frankie loses this fight is because He doesnt have the initial punch resistance and with a guy like Aldo, He will get finished.