Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has had a few days to think about his future since a split decision loss to Benson Henderson for the title at UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II. “The Answer” appeared on Sherdog’s It’s Time radio show with Bruce Buffer, and offered up his thoughts.
Most believe that Edgar will switch from lightweight to featherweight, as he walks around near the 155-pound limit already. Before scoring his rematch with Henderson, Edgar was offered an immediate shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
“I’m going to give myself a week to kind of just let all the emotions go away, just relax and enjoy my family and then sit down probably Sunday with my team and everyone else and just start bouncing some ideas around,” Edgar said. “Forty-five is a possibility. The 145-pound belt is definitely a prestigious belt to go after, especially with Jose Aldo at the helm of it all.”
With his weight already in check, Edgar added that, “I think a lot of 145-pounders are probably bigger than me down at that weight class anyway. They probably walk around heavier than I do. I don’t think making the weight would be too much of a problem.”
UFC president Dana White and countless others have said Edgar is a small fighter for 155 pounds, but he has managed to secure the belt and defeat the likes of BJ Penn and Gray Maynard.