Very soon, we will see fan favorite Frankie Edgar square off against one of the most dangerous fighters in the sport, Jose Aldo, for the UFC Featherweight Championship of the world at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar.
Edgar was always a smaller lightweight, so dropping down to the featherweight division makes sense, but one cannot help but think that a few fights in the division before contesting with one of the best in the world would have been wise.
No doubt Edgar believes that he has seen some holes in Aldo’s game and can capitalize on them with enough success to win the title, or else, he wouldn’t be doing it.
But it’s a long way from the butcher shop to the dining room, and when facing a man like Aldo, the distance between theory and practical application can be as wide as the Grand Canyon and as painful as a fall to the rocks at the bottom.
As experienced as Edgar is, he’s never had to contend with a fighter as explosive and fast as Aldo, and that leaves us with many questions about Edgar and how successful his move to featherweight is going to be.