When former UFC fighter Frankie Edgar got the call about facing featherweight title-holder Jose Aldo with less than two months to prepare for the bout it would have been easy for him to say “thanks but no thanks”. Not only will Edgar be making his 145-pound debut in the bout, but “The Answer” also fought a tough five-rounder against lightweight champion Benson Henderson in August.

However, according to Edgar, the thought of turning down the tilt never crossed his mind.

“In my head, I said yes right away. I just wanted to call my team and talk to them about it, more out of a respect of my coaches type situation. But I don't think anybody could have talked me out of it at any point,” explained Edgar in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio.

“I’m not trying to compare myself to anyone else, I just know my situation. It was easy to say yes,” continued Edgar, alluding to a recent run of his peers turning down fights on late notice. “I fought less than three weeks ago when I got the call ”“ (an) injury free fight. I was already back in the gym a little bit, so it was just an opportunity you can’t let slip.”

Edgar Plans to Have Brazilian Fans Cheering for Him by Fight's Conclusion

The two talented 145ers will clash in the main event on October 13 at UFC 153. The 14-3-1 Edgar, a former lightweight champ, holds past wins over Gray Maynard, Sean Sherk, and BJ Penn, while Aldo is 21-1 with fourteen straight wins to his credit.


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