Jose Aldo Says He Will Move to 155 Pounds If Frankie Edgar Doesn't Drop Down

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2012

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Jose Aldo is looking for more challengers, and he is content on seeking competition elsewhere.

The current UFC featherweight champion has disposed of every opponent so far and does not intend on slowing down.

Since the rumors of former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar possibly moving to 145 pounds were recently shot down, Aldo said he still would welcome Edgar in a matchup at some point in the future.

But he made it clear that if Edgar won't move down to compete in the featherweight division, Aldo will challenge him at 155 pounds.

“Having Edgar, a former lightweight champion, would be amazing for the featherweight division, but if he doesn’t come down [to 145 pounds], in the future, I’m going to have to move to lightweight,” Aldo told

The idea that Edgar would move down to challenge Aldo came about following his loss to Benson Henderson at UFC 144. But Edgar said he still sees a future at 155 pounds and would not confirm the potential move anytime soon.

Even UFC president Dana White's words did little to convince Edgar and offered him a rematch for the lightweight title, scheduled for later this year.

But Aldo is confident in Edgar's exit from the lightweight division in the near future, and anticipates a potential bout with "The Answer," which Aldo said is a fight many fans will want to watch.

"Edgar thinks he won against Henderson, so he really had to stay in his division and get the rematch,” he said. “If he comes to featherweight, we’ll fight. Many people want to see it.”