Frankie Edgar fighting at 155lbs is the equivalent of Jose Aldo fighting Georges St. Pierre at welterweight, according to Edgar‚Äôs boxing coach Mark Henry.
Infamously undersized for lightweight, Edgar has been pressured by everyone from his team to UFC president Dana White to drop a weight class and fight at featherweight. But he has steadfastly refused to answer these calls, something which equally amazes and frustrates his trainers.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs fighting two weight classes ahead. Nobody is doing that, no champion is doing that. Jose Aldo calls out Frankie? Frankie walks round at 155. If Aldo wants to call out someone at what he walks at, then I don‚Äôt know why he doesn‚Äôt fight GSP because that‚Äôs what Frankie‚Äôs doing,‚ÄĚ says Henry.
‚ÄúBen Henderson just had a jiu jitsu tournament at 180lbs and I bet he cut a couple of pounds for that. When its jiu jitsu he‚Äôs 180, when you throw hands he‚Äôs 155. I‚Äôd like to see Ben Henderson fight Anderson Silva at 185lbs, that‚Äôs what Frankie‚Äôs doing.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs not a knock on anybody its just that what everyone‚Äôs doing in MMA and its how I see Frankie unique as a fighter and the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA.‚ÄĚ
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