You have to consider the fighter they're facing as well. When was the last time we've seen JDS gas in just the 1st round? Never. Velasquez pushed a pace he couldn't handle. Granted Edgar isn't as active as Velasquez, but he has gassed fighters out in the past.
I, of course, exaggerated when I said Aldo will just get jabbed for 25 minutes, but I don't see it being this exciting fight everyone is making it out to be. It's not like these two are gonna go to war. Edgar is fighting one of the most dangerous strikers in the UFC. He's going to be extra cautious this time around. He'll probably use a gameplan similar to Florian's, just more effective at it.
When was the last time I saw Edgar in a bad fight? His very last one. Henderson vs Edgar 2. One of the worst fights I've seen in recent memory.
“‘Why did you stop the fight?' And [Winslow] goes, ‘Because your face is a mess.' Seriously? That's why you stopped the fight? Your face is a mess and they still let you work.” – Miesha Tate