Home News MMA Edgar Wants to Drop to Bantamweight For Title Shot

Edgar Wants to Drop to Bantamweight For Title Shot


In the entire history of the UFC, only two men have ever held titles in two weight divisions. Randy Couture held the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles. BJ Penn held the welterweight and light belts.

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar gave it a shot, dropping to featherweight, but coming up short vs. Jose Aldo twice. Edgar challenged Aldo for his belt at UFC 156 on February 2, 2013. And the pair fought for the interim title at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, when new champion Conor McGregor was removed from the event for failing to meet media duties.

Edgar recently spoke with Ariel Helwani, at Sal’s Pizza, which has long been owned by famed coach Mark Henry, and said he would consider a title shot at bantamweight.

The 135 belt is currently held by Dominick Cruz.

“I do think about it now,” said Edgar to Helwani, as transcribed by BJPenn.com. “But I kind of want to go down for the title… only for the title.”

“I don’t think I’d want to cut to ’35 just to fight anybody. I’ll cut to ’35 for the title and take it from there.”

“Right now I’m about 162. It’ll be harder [to make bantamweight]. It’d be tough. I wrestled at 135 in my senior year of high school. I’d obviously be much better at it now, I’d be more knowledgeable about how to get down, and I’d use my nutritionist and everything. I’d do it the right way. I could make the weight, it’d just suck a little bit, and I can beat guys [at featherweight] without it sucking. But if I can go down for the title, that’s cool.”

Previous articleWWE Forced Paige to Split With Del Rio
Next articleWWE Smackdown Results 9/6/2016: Top Tag Team Turns Heel
Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.