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Op_of_faith Says, in 3-2-2012 at 09:40:09 from 75.36.159.165    

…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!

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CrookZ Says, in 3-2-2012 at 09:51:56 from 24.68.53.88    

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

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baller Says, in 3-2-2012 at 09:54:12 from 76.16.39.61    

F*** 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

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Paulwonder Says, in 3-2-2012 at 10:37:43 from 94.192.168.243    

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.

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glenn Says, in 3-2-2012 at 10:52:13 from 201.229.13.160    

edgard may be smaller in his division but hes got allot of hart,all the best 4 him

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ace Says, in 3-2-2012 at 11:02:20 from 112.118.135.65    

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.

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Op_of_faith Says, in 3-2-2012 at 11:35:36 from 75.36.159.165    

@CrookZ…He did finish Maynard. The FANS keep demanding rematches because they want to see him lose and he keeps winning…

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psxdogg Says, in 3-2-2012 at 11:37:14 from 70.143.29.106    

If you think Frankie won that fight then you are BLIND or just stuck on stupid.

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jizlo Says, in 3-2-2012 at 11:42:24 from 24.77.98.156    

^^^ Anyone who thinks Edgar won that fight should have their mma viewing card revoked. Clear Cut Win.

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rooster Says, in 3-2-2012 at 11:59:15 from 99.173.181.92    

edgar didnt win that fight…idk what you smokin

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failsonnen Says, in 3-2-2012 at 12:24:01 from 64.52.71.2    

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

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buk Says, in 3-2-2012 at 12:37:42 from 77.102.86.20    

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

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greengiant Says, in 3-2-2012 at 12:48:45 from 71.196.251.21    

@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.

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Goomba Says, in 3-2-2012 at 13:43:51 from 96.231.164.101    

@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.

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Hugo Says, in 3-2-2012 at 13:47:42 from 190.149.22.32    

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.

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Christian Says, in 3-2-2012 at 14:04:06 from 96.246.6.151    

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

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MMA is taking over Says, in 3-2-2012 at 15:28:39 from 50.15.219.51    

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?

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kbf Says, in 3-2-2012 at 15:39:15 from 75.140.22.26    

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.

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Op_of_faith Says, in 3-2-2012 at 16:20:15 from 75.36.159.165    

@Goomba-Wow. Edgar beat Penn, Maynard, Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca, Tyson Griffin and Jim Miller and you call him overrated?

Wow.

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Op_of_faith Says, in 3-2-2012 at 16:39:20 from 75.36.159.165    

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…

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PitfighterZ Says, in 3-2-2012 at 17:46:23 from 71.63.37.211    

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.

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T’Challa Says, in 3-2-2012 at 17:59:00 from 99.225.92.126    

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.

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asdf Says, in 3-2-2012 at 18:22:33 from 184.144.165.111    

lol goomba “he was bjs cryptonite” and how is that descrediting his 2 wins? none of what you said makes any sense

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MangyMongoose Says, in 3-2-2012 at 18:52:51 from 76.88.63.236    

I think Frankie should have won the fight on points, but it was close and could have gone either way.

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mma made easy Says, in 3-2-2012 at 19:45:49 from 96.48.147.198    

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.

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cobra clutch Says, in 3-3-2012 at 00:31:19 from 96.52.32.80    

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.

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shaolinfists Says, in 3-3-2012 at 04:14:17 from 99.231.12.86    

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!!

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op_of_faith Says, in 3-3-2012 at 11:13:39 from 66.87.119.230    

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!

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chiroguy Says, in 3-4-2012 at 22:22:11 from 69.112.244.191    

op_of_faith…you still think Edgar won that fight!!! LMAO…

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