Boxing coach: Edgar should go to 135 lbs.


"Maybe four years ago, we wanted him to fight at 135, 145," Henry told the SiriusXM Fight Club on Monday, "but there was no [weight] class [at that time] and I think at 155 he was champion, so he wanted to go down on his own terms."

"Me personally," Henry continued, "I'd like to see Frankie for like a year to take a rest on his back and his body to fight people at 135 to do what everybody in the whole MMA community is [doing] and suck him down to nothing, looking like their death the day of the weigh-in and fight people that weigh as much as him."

For now, though, Henry just wants Edgar to receive credit he believes the former Clarion University wrestler doesn't get for competing against significantly larger men. In a sport where weight cutting is rampant, Edgar is fighting and beating most men Henry believes are up to two weight classes larger than him - something no one else in the sport is doing.

"What he's doing now I don't think he gets enough credit for," Henry insisted. "You're talking about guys that weigh 155-160 - what he walks around at - even when he isn't training. Who's doing that? That would be like Ben [Henderson] fighting Anderson Silva. That'd be like Jose Aldo calls out Frankie and he walks around at 170, too. That'd be like him fighting George St. Pierre."

"He walks around and he's 157," Henry continued. "He comes back from Disneyland after his last fight or two fights ago and he's 157, 158 or 159. I don't think Frankie gets enough credit for what he's accomplishing and doing in MMA."

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YHTOMIT2001 site profile image  

8/15/12 10:47 PM by YHTOMIT2001

  Yep, I think it's a dumb rule. If I made weight Friday, I don't want to have to worry about my weight anymore. I should be able to focus 100% on the fight on fight day.

TheDecider site profile image  

8/15/12 4:35 PM by TheDecider

Frankie fought above his ideal weight class because he had to and still had great success. Now that the smaller classes exist he should go to 135 and fight guys his own size. I'm sure the UFC would love to have Edgar carry that strap.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/15/12 1:07 PM by RyannVonDoom

:) you mad?

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8/15/12 12:54 PM by RyannVonDoom

This. I think it's time we implimented it universally.

YHTOMIT2001 site profile image  

8/15/12 12:38 PM by YHTOMIT2001

Fuck that rule

Lobo8 site profile image  

8/15/12 9:58 AM by Lobo8

I would say tha he wasnt being brave at all he was just being stubbor. Honestly frankie is going to have a way tougher time than he ever did with ben against the other lighter champs because aldo is faster than him and his thai style is perfect for fighting frankie, and dominick is just going to outpoint him.

Immaculata site profile image  

8/15/12 9:58 AM by Immaculata

Excellent point and you're correct except the blatantly obvious fact that he no longer has the LW Belt around his waist. Go down to 45 and fight Aldo.

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8/15/12 9:02 AM by UGCTT_LnPninja

  OHIO rule FTMFW!!!!

Knockoutimus site profile image  

8/15/12 8:38 AM by Knockoutimus

135 is pushing it, just cut 10lbs to 145....simple.