As far as Frankie Edgar is concerned the talk of him moving down to featherweight should be over. “The Answer” has a rematch set with UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson for later this year, securing his spot at 155 pounds for at least a little while longer. Edgar lost the title to Henderson last month after successfully defending it against both B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard.
The 30-year old, who UFC President Dana White said would receive an immediate title shot if he dropped down to 145, feels like he will eventually go down but only when he sees fit.
“I got nothin’ against 145. Will I make it there one day? Probably,” said Edgar, in an interview on MMA Uncensored. “You know? That’s the truth. But, I just don’t want go out on these terms. I felt like the fight was too close for me to just be like, ‘Alright, I’m going down to 45,’ you know?”
A date has yet to be set for Henderson-Edgar II by the UFC though a mention of summer was made. Edgar’s rematch came primarily as a result of his interest in avenging a close loss after giving Penn/Maynard a second consecutive shot as well as the division’s lack of another clear-cut contender.
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MMATraining Take: Good for Edgar receiving his rematch, as he was forced to face both Penn and Maynard twice before moving on. The fight with Henderson was close, but he’ll have to find a way around the quick striking of “Smooth” if he wants to take the title from him.