After losing a controversial split decision to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 150 on Saturday, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar is finally seriously considering a move to 145 pounds.
“I don’t think I’d have to tweak much,” he said. “I probably would clean my diet maybe some. I like to eat fairly clean and I’m not a huge eater, so I wouldn’t have to change too, too much, but I’ll be honest: I think a lot of 145-pounders are probably bigger than me down at that weight class anyway."
After consecutive losses to "Smooth," fans and analysts are begging louder than ever for the New Jersey native to try out a lighter weight class better suited for his frame.
Edgar, who has fought all 18 of his professional fights at lightweight, is considering the move but is far from making a concrete decision on the matter just yet.
“Forty-five is a possibility. Fifty-five, I’ve been so successful and I would love to get a shot at the 155-pound belt again. Who knows? The 145-pound belt is definitely a prestigious belt to go after, especially with Jose Aldo at the helm of it all, but I’ve just got to really sit down and just discuss it with my team and my family and just make the right decision for myself.”
Despite the controversy, Edgar silenced his critics by beating "The Prodigy" much more convincingly at UFC 118.
However, Edgar has gone just 1-2-1 since then, with both the win and draw coming against Gray Maynard. Edgar definitively ended their trilogy by knocking out "The Bully" at UFC 136.
Is The Answer destined to dethrone featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo or does Edgar still have his best fights ahead of him at 155 pounds?