Frankie Edgar: Jose Aldo Super Fight ‘Intriguing’

February 24, 2012
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For years, all the talk among MMA fans was about a potential super fight between UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.

More recently the talk has shifted to Anderson Silva possibly facing off in a mega bout against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

Well one fight that has always been on the radar is a potential super fight between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and featherweight champ Jose Aldo.

The two fighters have long been linked together because of Aldo’s talk of eventually moving to lightweight, while Edgar has been considered a featherweight masking himself as a lightweight for years.

It’s a subject that comes up often for Edgar, but his focus is solely on his UFC 144 Japan opponent Benson Henderson. Still, he takes it as a compliment that fans want to see him in a super fight of that magnitude.

“Just like Georges (St-Pierre) and Anderson (Silva), it’s an intriguing fight for the fans,” Edgar told MMAWeekly Radio. “Down the road, we’ll see what happens. I’m not looking past Ben, I’d be a fool to do so.”

While Edgar has a very clear obstacle in his path currently with Benson Henderson standing directly in front of him, the UFC’s top featherweight doesn’t have the same kind of problem currently.

Aldo most recently defeated top contender Chad Mendes at UFC 141 in January, and as of right now there isn’t a clearly defined top contender at 145 pounds.

Does that mean Aldo is willing to go up in weight to challenge the UFC’s lightweight champion?

Not necessarily, but it does seem to at least crack open the door to the possibility.

“It is interesting to see what could happen down the road,” Edgar said about the potential fight with Aldo.

For now it’s a “wait and see” fight, but in the realm of super fights in MMA, Edgar vs. Aldo could be one of the biggest.

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  • There are plenty of 145s and 155s to go around and Edgar has a huge challenge in front of him in right now. This superfight talk is ridiculous.

  • MikeMc1983

    Not to mention its the “super fight” the least amount of people probably care about.

  • maddawgmar

    I don’t even consider this a super fight. Aldo is a dominate featherwieght champ, but Edgar is not. He eeked out of the first rounds against Maynard, mind you he looked really good after that, but he hasn’t been dominate in any fight since he had the belt. Clear winner against Penn but not dominate, then the Maynard fights. I think a true super fight should be between the champs who have dominated their respective weight classes. GSP v Silva still the most interesting to me.

    • Dominate: verb

      Dominant: adjective

      anyway, the point that previous posters seem to miss is that this is the matchup that poses the biggest challenge for each champ.

      I don’t think anyone including Bendo, can deal with Frankie’s speed.
      I don’t think anyone at 145 poses much of a threat to Aldo at all.

      Why not make a fight that puts these guys against an opponent that would appear to have to tools to win?

      I’d rather see this fight than either of these guys against any other potential challengers.

      *it’s mma, anything can happen

      • maddawgmar

        Alright bro I’m not writing an essay here. Thank you teacher.

        I agree but we’ll see 155 is the most stacked division in the UFC. Let’s see him fight a couple more ppl (<–that's right shorthand) before we make that declaration. Frankly I think Diaz and Cerrone have better hands than Edgar. But its edgar's relentlessness that makes him a threat. Any speedy fighter is one punch from getting slowed down. And we've seen his chin checked. All it takes is someone doing it right.

  • mmachoman

    I don’t think it’s so much a matter of having a super fight because Aldo is pretty big for his weight class as it is, so after cutting weight he is prone to gassing out in later rounds. Forget super fights. 155lbs might actually suit him better as a fighter. Period. Edgar or no Edgar.