Lamas is coming off a second round, submission win over Charles Oliveira in November, which ensured “The Bully” remained a top five ranked 145’er. After all, Lamas has gone 7-3 in his last 10 bouts, and the only men he’s lost to during that time are Max Holloway, Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo. No shame in that.
Recently Lamas appeared on “MMA Junkie Radio”, and when asked about his next fight, the 34 year-old campaigned for a bout with Edgar (quote via MMA Junkie):
“We’re trying to communicate with the UFC,” Lamas said. “It makes the most sense for my career, for his career, for No. 2 and No. 3 to go at it.”
“He said he’s good to go middle of May, and I said I was down with that,” Lamas added, while referring to a Twitter interaction the two had, whereby Edgar said he was up for the bout. “Hopefully, Frankie’s a man of his word, and we’ll get this thing done.”
From a ranking’s standpoint, it’s certainly a bout that makes a lot of sense. The #2 ranked Edgar’s coming off a victory over Jeremy Stephens, who is currently ranked #5. The #4 ranked Cub Swanson is booked to face Artem Lobov on April 22nd, and he’s already been defeated by both Edgar and Lamas (although the loss to the latter took place way back in 2011).
Further, from an abilities and skills views, Edgar – Lamas has the makings of being an outstanding fight. So, don’t be surprised if this fight gets finalized soon.