The names Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo have been linked together too many times to count over the past year, a unique feat when considering neither UFC fighter competes at the same weight. However, former lightweight champ Edgar has long been viewed as a small 155er and was even offered a shot at Aldo’s featherweight title if interested.
With Edgar seemingly fated to a date with Aldo at some point in their respective careers it appears “The Answer” has resigned himself to the notion, openly admitting he expects to fight the talented Brazilian down the road.
“I’m all about fighting big fights, and fighting the best guys, and Jose Aldo’s one of them,” said Edgar on the subject while serving as a guest on The MMA Hour. “We’ll see where it’s at, whether it’s at 145 or 155.”
Contrary to Edgar, Aldo is considered a large 145-pounder and has talked about moving up in weight before.
Edgar’s statement also implied a match-up with Aldo at featherweight is a possibility, backing off his previous stance about staying at 155 pounds for the foreseeable future.
“We’ll see what the future holds, but I think it’s inevitable that I’ll eventually get down there. I just don’t know when,” Edgar explained.
No date has been set for Edgar’s rematch with current lightweight champion Benson Henderson, while Aldo also remains without an opponent but is expected to fight at UFC 149 in July.
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