It would seem that behind back-to-back losses to Benson Henderson for the UFC Lightweight Title, Frankie Edgar’s window for an immediate title shot against UFC Featherweight Kingpin Jose Aldo has closed. Dana White, who reportedly tried to talk “The Answer” into a move to featherweight said at yesterday’s post-fight press conference that if Edgar were to drop down to to the lighter division, he would need to notch a victory in the division first.
“I think Frankie would have to fight somebody at 145. We’ve got that thing backed up. We’ve got all these backed up titles right now and if I know Frankie like I do, I’m sure he’s gonna want to go down there and fight right way,” said White. “Again, I’m not telling Frankie to go to 145 or anything like that. I’ll talk to him later and see what he wants to do.”
White has been very public in his desire for the Renzo Gracie student to 145 lb., but given the strength of Edgar’s performances at lightweight, those requests have been quelled. While the former champion’s future remains unclear for the time being, many do feel that his future is at featherweight, given that he will not be challenging Benson Henderson for a title again any time soon.