Former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar decided to drop down to 145 pounds after coming up short in two bids against current title-holder Benson Henderson. Fortunately for fans of “The Answer”, unlike many of his peers, the smaller division should actually prove to be a positive in his career after competing as an undersized 155er for years.
In fact, Edgar recently revealed to Las Vegas Weekly that he’s only ten pounds away from the limit and envisions an easy cut leading up to weigh-ins for his shot at featherweight king Jose Aldo on February 2. He’s also extremely motivated for their match-up at UFC 156 and expects a war given Aldo’s overall abilities.
“I’m not that heavy. With the way I’m training, I’m already less than 10 pounds over, so we’re really not going to try that hard. I don’t think it will be an issue at all.”
“This is my seventh straight title fight, so you get used to it. But I want to make every one as special as it can be. Going down to 145 (pounds) and having the belt on the line definitely makes it a little more motivating.”
“He’s a great striker, fast and explosive. He’s got great knees and great kicks. He might be the most dynamic striker we have in the sport, right there next to Anderson Silva.”
SOURCE: Las Vegas Weekly
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