There is no one in the world who can outclass Frankie Edgar inside the Octagon. Between his apparent inability to be finished inside the cage, along with his ability to turn up the volume even after four grueling rounds. "The Answer" can hang with any fighter on the planet.
Judges got the decision right by awarding Aldo with the victory, but Frankie worked his butt off to win the final two rounds in this fight.
Unfortunately, a close loss is still a loss no matter how you read the record book. Frankie knows this and truly sounded defeated as a man in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
When he returns to the Octagon, Edgar is a dual-division who has options on his side. Some feel that a potential rematch is in order. Personally, I feel that is a ridiculous notion considering that Edgar is on a three-fight losing streak and does not deserve a second title shot in a division where he has zero wins.
Instead, the former lightweight champion should be looking for exciting fights against big-name opponents. For that reason, the one fight that jumps out as Edgar's next would be against none other than Clay "The Carpenter" Guida.
Guida recently dropped down to 145 pounds, where he earned a controversial decision victory over highly-regarded Hatsu Hioki. A bout with Edgar is what Guida needs if he will finally get a crack at a UFC championship during his career.
Other options for Edgar opponents include The Korean Zombie and Ricardo Lamas. One of those fighters will most likely get a title shot. Whoever finds himself on the outside of that matchmaking equation is a worthy foe for Frankie.