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Frankie Edgar Says He’ll Move To 145 On His Own Terms

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was told earlier this week that he will be getting a rematch for the title against Benson Henderson later this year. However, that has not ended the talk of “The Answer” dropping down to 145 pounds in the future.

“I got nothin’ against 145. Will I make it there one day? Probably,” said Edgar, during an interview for MMA Uncensored (thanks to for transcribing). “You know? That’s the truth. But, I just don’t wanna go out on these terms. I felt like the fight was too close for me to just be like, ‘Alright, I’m going down to 45,’ you know?”

Edgar lost a decision to Henderson last month, ending his reign atop the 155 pound division. UFC president Dana White informed Edgar he would receive an immediate title shot against current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo if he dropped, but Edgar held his ground.

After winning the belt from BJ Penn, Edgar was placed in an immediate rematch with Penn. He also won that fight before embarking on two bouts with Gray Maynard, going 1-0-1 in those matches.