Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was very impressive in his last MMA bout against Gray Maynard at UFC 136, finishing off the challenger in the fourth round. UFC president Dana White is currently toying with the idea of a super-fight between Edgar and current featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
“Honestly, I’d like to see [Edgar] move to 145 and fight Aldo,” White told reporters after the event. “All these other guys that [Edgar] fights are so much bigger than him. I think that fighting out of your weight-class isn’t healthy. I don’t think it’s healthy long-term.”
Aldo also had a solid performance at UFC 136, dominating his 25 minute encounter with “Ultimate Fighter” season one finalist Kenny Florian.
Given his frame, Edgar shouldn’t have any problems making the 145 pound cut, and a fight between the two top MMA fighters should definitely be interesting.
Aldo has been impressive since his professional MMA debut, defeating Mario Bigola in 18 seconds. Jose quickly put together a 7-0 MMA record, finishing all his opponents in the very first round. Aldo ran into some problems in the 155 pound division, losing to Luciano Azevedo at “Jungle Fight 5.” Since then, Aldo has gone on an impressive 13 fight winning streak, including four successful title defenses of the UFC/WEC featherweight belt.
Edgar has been just as impressive in his MMA career, getting past some very tough fighters in the early stages of his career. Frankie tasted defeat for the first time in his professional MMA career when he met Gray Maynard inside the Octagon at “UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon.” Maynard was able to use his wrestling to control the MMA fight, earning the unanimous decision against the New Jersey native.
A super-fight between Aldo and Edgar would certainly be a big draw for the UFC. Aldo and Edgar are two of the top five MMA fighters in the world right now, and a fight between the two should be a night to remember.