White: Edgar return to 155 'not going to happen'


While former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar said he's not really sure what the future holds after losing to Jose Aldo Saturday night, his third in a row, UFC President Dana White said it won't include a return to 155 pounds.

"He's not going to 55," said White. "That's not going to happen."

"I like Frankie Edgar a lot as a person. Take away the whole fighting thing – I like him as a person, as a human being, and I don't ever want to see him at 155 pounds. The guys are too big and too strong at 155.

"Yes, I know he was the champion. I know he beat legends and had close fights and everything else, but you can only fight so long in those types of wars with bigger, stronger guys. It's not good."

Edgar's camp said recently that a move to 135 might be possible.

"I like that better," White said. "The lower he goes, the happier I am. I don't want him going any higher."

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figure four site profile image  

2/4/13 2:38 PM by figure four

Frankie is from Jersey... not Boston...He ain't your younger Brother so you can't act like a communist big Brother... even though you are UFC president...

r_o_y site profile image  

2/4/13 1:51 PM by r_o_y

No because his camp is an outside thing. Just like where he lives and what he eats and all that really has no impact at long as he shows up. Now his pay and where he fights on the card and who he goes against is up to the company. He can say I want to fight at lightweight but i don't think they have to offer him any if they decide that is not where they want or need him. Not unless his contract says he has to fight at that weight. It's not like dana is telling him to go face velasquez. He just wants edgar to stop facing these bigger dudes and getting bounced like a ball. Who knows how many brain cells maynard erased. Unless the weight cut harms him, I don't see what the problem is.

BandakaKush site profile image  

2/4/13 12:17 PM by BandakaKush

It is martial arts, smaller man being able to defeat the bigger man through technique.Frankie should be able to fight at whatever weight he likes, he was one the gtreatest champions in UFC history.

Jill Laz site profile image  

2/4/13 10:10 AM by Jill Laz

I agree also his speed is a valuable tool at 135 he may lose that

flipmode site profile image  

2/4/13 9:56 AM by flipmode

and r_o_y you're so wrong lol..

flipmode site profile image  

2/4/13 9:55 AM by flipmode

Edgar vs Faber 145lbs. Lets do it.

Officer Farva site profile image  

2/4/13 8:57 AM by Officer Farva

I think he needs to stay right where he's at. Jose got the best of him this time but I don't see anyone else in this weight class beating him which means a rematch would be in the near future. Plus it's Frankie.... He fights everybody at least twice lol

Emphatik site profile image  

2/4/13 3:47 AM by Emphatik

I disagree, the fighters are the product and soley responsible for their own careers, without them there is no show. This gives them a lot more leverage than a 9-5 desk jockey. By your logic, Dana could tell them which camp they have to train in.I think the independent contractor comment is pretty accurate.

Emphatik site profile image  

2/4/13 3:37 AM by Emphatik

edit function sucks.Anyway, basically agreeing the Dana has no right to dictate weights, thats for the fighter and the camp.

r_o_y site profile image  

2/4/13 2:25 AM by r_o_y

A job is a job. You do what your employer tells you same as anywhere else.Being a fighter doesn't get you special rights.