Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) says that his team plays a large role about his upcoming fights, but the final call is his. Edgar compared this belief to the situation with Jon Jones (16-1) pulling out of UFC 151 after being offered to fight Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) on eight days notice.
“I’d like to say I would [take the fight],” said Edgar on MMA Weekly Radio. “I don’t know what my team would say, but ultimately I’m the one to make that decision. If I had a full camp to prepare, and this guy only had eight days, I think I would, but you don’t know. I think it all depends on match-ups and everything.”
Since Edgar doesn’t know the whole account with Jones, he understands his decision was not an easy one to make.
“You don’t know the whole story and everybody’s side of it,” said Edgar. “It’s kind of crazy. It’s a tough spot for him, too.”