After spending their entire careers in the lightweight division, Clay Guida (29-13) and Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) now look to regenerate themselves as featherweights. Both fighters made the call this year to drop down to a featherweight. Guida recently expressed interest in fighting Edgar.
“That would be a great match up,” said Guida on Yahoo! Sports. “I’ve got a great deal of respect for Frankie and this fight has been a long time coming…[We are] both down here at 145 now and I’m going to make my mark in the division right out of the gate.”
Guida made the decision to drop down a weight class after losing his last two fights. The most recent was in June of this year against Gray Maynard (11-1-1-1 NC) in a fight where many criticized Guida for his lack of offense.
Edgar is coming off back-to-back loses to Ben Henderson (17-2), who defeated him for the lightweight championship and in the subsequent rematch. Edgar was supposed to fight for the featherweight title at UFC 153, but the champion was injured and the fight was scratched.
“I fixed a lot of things and believe that I’ll only continue to improve with the coaches and training partners that I have,” said Guida. “I have a lot to prove [at featherweight] and I’m super excited.”