Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar decided to make the much-talked-about move to featherweight after coming up short in his quest to win back the title from Benson Henderson last year. Now, Edgar is just days away from competing for the 145-pound belt.
Edgar will face Jose Aldo for the title in the main event of UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on February 2. The two were scheduled to meet in late 2012, but an injuy kept “Scarface” from making the bout.
As for Edgar, the weight cut and change in training has been a natural one, as he recently discussed during a conference call.
“It’s been pretty much all positives,” Edgar said. “At 155, I forced myself to eat more to get heavier. Now, I feel quicker. It’s actually been less stressful (training for featherweight).”
Edgar (14-3-1) was always considered a smaller lightweight, especially when he locked up with the likes of Henderson and Gray Maynard. However, that doesn’t mean “The Answer” would have changed anything about his career at lightweight.
“I am happy with the way things are going,” Edgar said. “I wouldn’t change anything. It was perfect timing for me.”