Dana White Says Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Will Happen
While most fans are still trying to understand the new main event at UFC 153, fans of Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar can now relax knowing the "superfight" will still take place sometime down the road.
MMAJunkie.com reported Thursday night that Dana White has confirmed that when Jose Aldo heals from a foot infection he suffered following his motorcycle accident, he'll be matched with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
The fight was originally booked for the main event at UFC 153 in Rio after Aldo's original opponent Erik Koch went down with injury. Edgar stepped in on short notice just after he announced his intentions to drop down to the featherweight division.
Dana White said, "Camp costs money. These things aren't free. You don't just go to the gym and everything is free. He's got to put some time and effort into it, start calling in sparring partners and trying to find people. He was well into that when Aldo got hurt, so we're going to give it to him."
Edgar is coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of lightweight champion Benson Henderson, and honestly, I'm not sure if he deserves an immediate title shot, but after that quote from White, it's clear now that Edgar is being rewarded for stepping up to take the fight on short notice.
It's not clear what the timetable is for Aldo to return, although White did say that he hopes the fight can be made by the end of the year.
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