It seems like the anti-Frank Edgar front is building amongst some fans and bloggers, but that's not going to sway UFC president Dana White. He's still bullish on one of his favorite fighters getting right back in there for a title. Now which title he shoots for is a different issue.
"I feel like Frankie Edgar absolutely deserves a rematch [against Ben Henderson], seeing as how every time this guy has fought, he's given everyone else a rematch," White told the media gathered is Australia for UFC on FX 2.
But the boss is torn because, for years he's thought Edgar is too small for the lightweight division.
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"Yet, I don't want him to fight at 155 pounds, I want him to go to 145 and fight for that title. And if we do give him a rematch, it clogs up [the division] -- there are other guys that are in line waiting and it's just a big mess," said White.
I'm not so sure about the clog line. Anthony Pettis and the winner of Nate Diaz-Jim Miller can wait a little longer if necessary.
White added to that by saying he's more concerned about Edgar's long-term future in the sport.
"I really like and respect Frankie Edgar as a human being -- take the whole fighting thing out of it. This guy belongs at 145 pounds. When you are a professional fighter, you have a small window of opportunity to compete and be a professional athlete. There are only so many wars you have in you. You can't have this long, amazing career fighting wars all the time. So, I don't know," said White.
White added that if Edgar drops to 145, he'll get an immediate title shot against Jose Aldo. That's more than fair and it's not forcing Edgar to go into a situation where he's way down the ladder. Now it's up to the former UFC lightweight champ to pick his poison.
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