Aldo vs Edgar: 5 Legitimate Contenders for the UFC Featherweight Title

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Aldo vs Edgar: 5 Legitimate Contenders for the UFC Featherweight Title
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Jose Aldo retained his UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 156 against Frankie Edgar, and now the search is on for who will attempt to dethrone the champion next.

Aldo's run as champion has been impressive. He was dominant in the WEC and continues that trend under the bright lights of the UFC.

He stands atop the featherweight world. Other contenders are climbing that mountain but they appear to be a ways down from toppling Aldo at this point. However, in MMA anything can happen, and Aldo needs a challenger.

Here are five potential contenders to Aldo's featherweight crown.

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