HomeFighter Talk Dana White Talks About Forcing Frankie Edgar To Drop To 145 To Get Title Shot Bruno March 2, 2012 Fighter Talk 29 Comments Dana White Talks About Forcing Frankie Edgar To Drop To 145 To Get Title Shot. Tweet Pin It City Of Albuquerque And Mayor Richard Berry Honor Carlos Condit Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto: Los Angeles Press Conference Highlight Video 29 Comments Op_of_faith March 2, 2012 …It’s truly a shame that Edgar gets so little respect…He beats BJ, its called a fluke, he gives BJ a rubber match and beats him again. He fights the only guy who EVER beat him to a draw, rematches and KO him (calling that a TKO is BS)…now he’s lost one other fight and he’s immediately pushed into another division…sad. Edgar is 14-2-1…In 17 fights he’s lost two and one draw avenged…few fighters have a record like that… Thanks for all the great work, Bruno! Log in to Reply CrookZ March 2, 2012 no one wants to see edgar rematch every single one of his fights he needs to learn how to finish. think about it do u want to pay to see frankie fight the same guy twice? i mean the one or 2 times was fine now it’s just getting redundant Log in to Reply baller March 2, 2012 **** dana, edgar won dat fight in mamy peoples eyes, if he wants to stay at 155 so be it stop forcing fighters to do want they dont wanna do Log in to Reply Paulwonder March 2, 2012 I think the real reson dana wants edgar to move down a weight is because he takes so much damage in his fights the man is so skilled and is as tough as they come but i think dana is just looking out for one of his most talented fighters and if he carries on in the current weight class his fighting days could be over in the next 5 to 6 fights. Plus mma is now like boxing in its implementation of weight cutting there are fighters who are in 185 who will walk around at 16 stone and some fighters at 155 who will be natural 185ers so its only common senses that edgar should do the same the guy is a hero in my views. Log in to Reply glenn March 2, 2012 edgard may be smaller in his division but hes got allot of hart,all the best 4 him Log in to Reply ace March 2, 2012 Edgar so lost the fight, just look at his face! Ben’s hair wasn’t even out of place after the fight. Edgar should stop whining, he was getting annoying saying he won the fight…please look in the mirror… you got messed up! He is kind of boring to watch to be honest, not that he is not a good fighter but just not exciting to watch especially when he wins on points most of the time. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith March 2, 2012 @CrookZ…He did finish Maynard. The FANS keep demanding rematches because they want to see him lose and he keeps winning… Log in to Reply psxdogg March 2, 2012 If you think Frankie won that fight then you are BLIND or just stuck on stupid. Log in to Reply jizlo March 2, 2012 ^^^ Anyone who thinks Edgar won that fight should have their mma viewing card revoked. Clear Cut Win. Log in to Reply rooster March 2, 2012 edgar didnt win that fight…idk what you smokin Log in to Reply failsonnen March 2, 2012 The thing is….Frankie does NOT drop weight to fight at 155 So at the night of the fight he is STILL 155 while Benson Henderson is probably gained his weight back at 170 or something rehydrated Log in to Reply buk March 2, 2012 How on earth did Edgar win that fight did you see his face and hendos after the fight Im not saying thats the only indication but in a fight that close it shows who was doing the most damage Log in to Reply greengiant March 2, 2012 @Op_of_faith i totally agree with you.i thought it was pretty awesome a guy fighting at his natural weight was the best and still is one of the best.its bs how dana talks about his natural weight class is 145.most everyone fights at a weight class or two below their natural weight classes. Log in to Reply Goomba March 2, 2012 @At baller, you nut, Dana said he scored it for Edgar. Gotta also look at it from a business perspective, who’s left to fight Aldo? Who wouldn’t want to see Aldo V. Edgar — it would sell alot. Nevertheless, Frankie was too hyped as it is. Yes he beat BJ, but he had the perfect fighting style to do so. Frankie was that cryptonite. But I would argue that BJ could beat Henderson. Edgar can beat BJ most of the time, but BJ is the overall better fighter. Secondly, people gave Edgar too much respect for only defeating two opponents while he was the champion. What did Maynard really accomplish? He wrestled people and that’s pretty much it. All in all, Edgar wasn’t ever really that good. OPINION. Log in to Reply Hugo March 2, 2012 The fight was close to call… Its a shame that was a controversial loss. But he is received too much punishment from bigger guys, in the long run it will affect his career and his health. Is a lot better for him to start competing against people his size. He did a great job, too bad the fight was really close, but is the best for him to move a 145. Log in to Reply Christian March 2, 2012 He loses his belt, and now everything thinks he should drop down? Why…. incase you missed it he is actually prety good at 155lbs no reason to leave Log in to Reply MMA is taking over March 2, 2012 I would love to see Edgar drop down. 155 is such a stacked division with some big weight cutter dudes. I agree with Dana in that he’s looking out for Frankie’s safety cuz he truly believes in guys fighting guys their size. In Frankie’s last 3 fights, he’s gotten smashed and took a bunch of damage. It shouldn’t even be difficult for him to make 145. The other thing is that there aren’t many challengers to Jose’s 145 pound belt. Who could be the next contender?…Poirier?, Zombie?, sucks Koch is hurt… But hey Aldo vs. Edgar looks good. champ vs champ thing, same weight Also, yeah Frankie I’m sure you want your belt back but hey you’re getting offered an instant shot at another belt fighting a guy your size. Why not? Log in to Reply kbf March 2, 2012 I dont think its so much about Edgar not being able to handle his recent competition. Hes proven hes capable of handling himself very well at 155. Dana wants to make some money with Edgar vs. Aldo. Aldo is so dominate and Edgar is the closest talent to 145. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith March 2, 2012 @Goomba-Wow. Edgar beat Penn, Maynard, Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca, Tyson Griffin and Jim Miller and you call him overrated? Wow. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith March 2, 2012 ANYONE who calls that fight a definite win does not understand the sport, scoring, how judging works or sport fighting. Period. A case can be made for either fighter but saying one was dominant shows a lack of understanding…once again (as I said in another thread) I challenge you to SCORE the fight. Don’t just make ignorant comments about how someone looked at the end of the fight-that shows you don’t get it. Use the ACTUAL CRITERIA that fights are scored on and make a judgement-not your opinion…back it with the point system which is what is used to determine a fight that is not stopped. Kinda odd that Dana and Lorenzo (who score fights) both gave it to Edgar AND gave him his win $bonus$, don’t you think? They put their money where their mouth was and certainly didn’t have to… Log in to Reply PitfighterZ March 2, 2012 Edgar v. Aldo is simply an easy business decision. I don’t think anyone can say Edgar can’t handle the top 155ers, but there are years of great title fights in 155, not even one good one in 145. Douchy Dana might even offer him more money to take on Aldo. Log in to Reply T'Challa March 2, 2012 I agree he’s not getting full respect here, but Frankie is not exactly a huge draw. Fans are tired of seeing rematch after rematch in the lightweight division. Aldo vs Edgar would be a big fight at 145, but I think Jose would hurt him.. bad. Log in to Reply asdf March 2, 2012 lol goomba “he was bjs cryptonite” and how is that descrediting his 2 wins? none of what you said makes any sense Log in to Reply MangyMongoose March 2, 2012 I think Frankie should have won the fight on points, but it was close and could have gone either way. Log in to Reply mma made easy March 2, 2012 no, Frankie didn’t win the fight. Obviously. I think Dana is honestly just protecting his investment. Heart and chin are great, ask Chuck Liddel. But those wear out. Ask Chuck Liddel. Log in to Reply cobra clutch March 3, 2012 The reason he’s being asked to move down is because the lightweight division is super stacked, and because he is a small lightweight who would be better served at 145. The move is a win for Frankie AND the UFC. Log in to Reply shaolinfists March 3, 2012 hahahahaha!! wow anybody on this thread who says frankie beat benson, should raise there right fist in the air and punch themselves ten times in the face and throat!!! #idiots!! Log in to Reply op_of_faith March 3, 2012 LOL! Why do all the people who INSIST Henderson won the fight say dumb things? REAL MMA fans who know the sport call the fight close…the sport is going to suffer if it keeps getting ignorant fans…it’ll become boxing! Log in to Reply chiroguy March 4, 2012 op_of_faith…you still think Edgar won that fight!!! LMAO… Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.