UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo might be off the table now but that doesn’t mean Frankie Edgar is breathing a sigh of relief despite the short notice he had been given to prepare for the explosive young Brazilian. Edgar was scheduled to face Aldo in the main event at UFC 153 before injuries from a recent motorcycle accident forced Aldo’s withdrawal from the October 13 show.
According to Edgar’s management, “The Answer” is still down to duke it out at the event and isn’t being picky about opponents.
“If the UFC wants Frankie to fight anybody, he’ll fight anybody. It doesn’t matter. If they want him to fight on this card, he’ll fight on this card. If they want him to wait, he’ll wait,” said Edgar’s representative Ali Abdel-Aziz in an interview with MMAJunkie.
Abdel-Aziz also made it clear Edgar harbors no hard feelings towards Aldo for pulling out of the bout.
“We thought he was OK, and the champion he is, he tried to work through the injuries. But if I was him, of course, I wouldn’t fight injured because you have a lot to lose,” admitted Abdel-Aziz.
So far Urijah Faber and Donald Cerrone have both publicly expressed their willingness to fight Edgar despite only having a month to get ready. It is currently unknown how the UFC will handle the matter.
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