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Old 08-22-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (14-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) is reportedly heading to 145 pounds.

According to a report issued tonight on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight," Edgar has made the decision to move down to 145 pounds.

A debut date and opponent have yet to be established, but Edgar is reportedly hoping to fight again before the end of the year.

Edgar has long dealt with questions about a potential move to 145 pounds, but after a pair of wins over B.J. Penn and two dramatic fights with the massive Gray Maynard, "The Answer" made it clear he was happy fighting as a lightweight. But after Edgar dropped a pair of decisions to current champion Benson Henderson, UFC President Dana White made it clear he'd prefer to see Edgar at what would appear to be a more natural weight class.

"He's always proved that he can stay at 155," White said following Edgar's UFC 150 loss to Henderson. "There's never been a case where Frankie's not good enough to stay at 155, he's not tough enough to be at 155, he's not talented enough to be at 155 or that he's not even big enough to stay at 155. I just think at 145, he's a monster."

Now that he's apparently making the move, Edgar will have a chance to flourish in a new division. However, despite previous promises that Edgar could drop to 145 pounds for an immediate shot at the belt, White believes the division has since evolved and the former lightweight champ would need a win or two before getting a title fight.

"I think Frankie would have to fight somebody at 145 (before getting a shot at the title)," White said. "We've got all these backed up titles right now. I don't want that backed up, and if I know Frankie, he's going to want to get in there right away."
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Not exactly a big surprise. I don't know if it's a good career choice.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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I feel Frankie got shafted in the last Henderson fight and he proved to me he is top level elite at 155, however I must admit to being excited to see him against Aldo.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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One gets the feeling this is the work of Dana in his ear !!

That said , 10 lb's is a walk in the park when you dont cut anyway , it should not hamper him in any way shape or form , so IMHO it can only be a good thing

He doesnt match up to Aldo well unless he fights a wrestling style , not a striker / wrestler style like weve come accustomed too

Aldo aside , im looking through the division and i dont really see anybody even testing him TBH
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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A fight with the zombie would be fun to watch or Hominick
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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It's unfortunate that the rightful 155 champ has to drop weight because of corrupt judges.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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Edgar vs Aldo has the potential to be a real UFC superfight.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Aldo has great TDD, I think he will destroy Edgar......
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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He was robbed....
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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He was robbed....
He whined and bitched his way into a rematch he didn't deserve, and then came up on the wrong end of a close fight that could have been scored either way.

I don't feel sorry for him.

Aldo would destroy him, but he can beat everyone else at 145. His chances of getting a belt again are actually better at 155, even if it'd probably take him 2-3 more fights before he gets another title shot there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #10
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He whined and bitched his way into a rematch he didn't deserve, and then came up on the wrong end of a close fight that could have been scored either way.

I don't feel sorry for him.

Aldo would destroy him, but he can beat everyone else at 145. His chances of getting a belt again are actually better at 155, even if it'd probably take him 2-3 more fights before he gets another title shot there.
Yeah, well you have a De la Hoya avatar.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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Aldo was a bad matchup for Florian because he was technically better at striking and BJJ. Edgar's skill set of side to side and in and out movement isn't something that we've seen Also deal with, particularly late in the fight when he gets tired. Also, Edgar sets up his takedowns much better than guys like Faber as seen in Edgar taking guys like Penn and Maynard down. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get Aldo to the ground.

That'll be a really, really great fight. I hope he gets the shot after only one fight at 145.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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Yeah, well you have a De la Hoya avatar.
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Yeah, well you have a De la Hoya avatar.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #14
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Dana mustve said to him clearly that he was a good few fights away from a title shot at 155. One win and he is in a huge fight with Aldo.
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