UFC 144

Frankie Edgar Wants Immediate Rematch with Benson Henderson, Will Stay at 155

Courtesy of MMAMania.com
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Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 29, 2012

Frankie Edgar doesn't intend on going down to 145 pounds any time soon.

Edgar lost the UFC lightweight title to Benson Henderson in the main event at UFC 144 last weekend and feels that he deserves a rematch considering the competitive nature of the title bout.

The Answer said he went through the same process with BJ Penn and Gray Maynard respectively, and expects the same treatment.

"I think it's fair. I think the fans want to see it. It was fight of the night," Edgar said during a guest appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. 

The UFC has yet to address Edgar's situation, but it appears that UFC management has other plans in mind for the former UFC lightweight champion.

Following the event, UFC President Dana White expressed interest in seeing Edgar drop down to the featherweight division and challenge 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.

But Edgar said he is comfortable competing against bigger opposition at 155 pounds, and although transitioning to featherweight might be more suitable, Edgar said he would still be at a size disadvantage versus Aldo. Edgar added that the Brazilian cuts more weight to make the 145-pound weight limit than he does to make 155 pounds.

Edgar wants to remain in the lightweight division, but he wouldn't rule out a possible move down to featherweight in the future, but he said he would make the decision under his own terms.

"I’m staying at 155," he said. "This is where I’m at right now. I still feel like I got a run left. I still want that title back."

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