Dana said once that he talked to Edgar about dropping to FW and Edgar was insulted by the idea. I don't think we'll see him at FW anytime soon.
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In the past, you offered Aldo a fight at 155. If Aldo wins, how much longer do you think he stays at 145?
That's a good question. He's definitely a guy who could win titles in both weight classes.
Can you see him fighting a guy like Frankie Edgar? I know Frankie has a fight coming up, but just purely from a match-up standpoint?
In the future, yeah, he could definitely fight him. No doubt about it. At '55 or '45.
Do you think Frankie has any interest in dropping down, now that you've absorbed the featherweight division?
No, he actually gets mad at me when I talk about it, and say he's in the wrong weight class, he should be in a totally different weight class. He gets bummed out when I say that.
It used to be a money issue, but now that 145 is in UFC, it shouldn't be, right?
Well, there's probably still bigger fights and bigger money fights at (155). But definitely him and Jose Aldo's big.
Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
Its not that far fetched right now to see Edgar dropping to FW very soon, for starters he is very small even for a LW, and what are his options if he loses his title to Maynard?
Think about it the LW division is stacked full of possible title contenders, there are tons of great title fights out there for Maynard should he become champ, I think even Penn would cut back down and what a shot at him, so what are the odds of Edgar getting another rematch with Maynard anytime soon, dam the guy will be 2 losses and 1 draw having faced him 3 times, its going to be years before the UFC can justify him another match in such a stacked division, Maynard been champ is Edgar's worse nightmare right now, because should he win as long as Maynard holds the belt the chances of him getting that 4th fight are virtually dead.
Given this very possible situation the way I see it Edgar has to choses.
1. Stay in the LW division carry on fighting hoping not only to keep on winning, but hoping also that Maynard loses the belt so its foreseeable that he could once again fight for the title.
2. Cut to 145lb where I think its a pretty safe bet that the UFC would offer him an instant title shot, and given Edgars natural size baring in mind he doe snot even cut weight to make 155lb this would be simple, hell he probably walks around anyway at a lower weight than Aldo.
For me it would not even be choice, he would be an idiot to hang around in the LW division hoping for Maynard to lose the belt, with the risk of wasting another 6 months or so should Maynard start to defend it successfully, the only smart thing for him to so would be to cut down into the FW division.
I can see that happening exactly like that as well, I think Maynard will be champ by the end of the month and I think he will at least have a couple of successful title defenses, and Edgar been a smart guy, I think his next fight will be Jose Aldo.
I don't think Edgar will drop to FW even if he loses to Edgar.
Like Hammerlock said: he always feels upset when people keep telling him on how he should drop down FW, because he's too small and that's his natural weight.
I think that's very disrespectful towards him.
He's the LW champion. Won the belt by beating the former LW king: BJ Penn - TWICE, on fight being a total domination.
The same BJ Penn that KO'd the former WW king - Hughes and scored a draw with Jon Fitch.
Then he defended his belt again: against the only guy who ever beat him. And he fought through adversity and made one of the best comebacks in UFC history.
And still a lot of people don't recognise him as the LW champion, in the sense that they think he should fight in another division.
With this kind of attitude from the fans and the media - no wonder he feels frustrated when people bring up the *FW subject*.
He feels like he has to constantly prove something he already proved. That he's the rightful LW champion.
That's why i beleive, that even if he loses the belt in his next fight, he will stay at LW, trying to get it back and trying to prove the critics wrong.
2-3 losses though...that may be enough to make him switch weight classes.