Frankie Edgar is one of the baddest lighter weight fighters on the planet. He’s been known for his heart, determination, and never say die attitude. He’s gained the respect of the mixed martial arts community but unfortunately has lost his last three bouts. They were against the number one lightweight and featherweight in the world. Where does he go from here? Will he ever get another title shot?
Frankie certainly would love another title shot if he’s victorious against Charles Oliveira at UFC 162. The only problem is that both the featherweight and lightweight divisions are getting more and more stacked with other contenders who deserved their shot. If Frankie is looking for another big fight. Here’s a solution.
There’s another fighter that’s in the same predicament as Edgar. He’s a solid star for his weight class but wont be competing for a title shot anytime soon as well. Urijah Faber. Think about it? They both are big name fighters looking for those big fights and eventually one day getting a final shot at UFC gold.
There was a time when we thought this fight was going to happen. Aldo had to pull out of UFC 153 and Zuffa was desperately looking for a replacement. Faber put his name in the bucket of fighters willing to step up and said a bout between him and Edgar would be a fight that intrigues him.
This would make a great co-main event bout or a main event for a FX or Fox Sports 1 card. This is the right decision to make for both of their careers. Would you want to see this fight between two of the biggest lighter weight fighters on the planet?