Found January 30, 2013 on Fox Sports:
For New Jersey's Frankie Edgar, the time is now. 2010 was the "Year of B.J. Penn" 2011 was the "Year of Gray Maynard" 2012 was the "Year of Benson Henderson" And now in 2013 it's the "Year of Jose Aldo." (Or at least the start of it.) Based on his prior fights, "The Answer" could just as easily be named "The Sequel". Each of the past three years of his career has been marked by two bouts against the same opponent. Yet on Saturday at UFC 156 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Edgar will be looking for a definitive win that will lay to rest any cries for a rematch. Edgar's upcoming bout against UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo marks a new chapter in his UFC career. After significant prodding from UFC president Dana White, Edgar has made the drop to featherweight, a mass that is much more natural to his frame. "I don't think people realize that when I first started fighting, 145 wasn't even a weight class in the UFC," said Edgar to "I fought (at) 155 because that was the lightest weight class to fight in." Despite that lack of options, Edgar found plenty of success at 155 as a two-time UFC lightweight champion. Meanwhile, Jose Aldo has been the champion of the 145-pound featherweight division ever since it was added to the UFC during the WEC merger in 2010. Aldo has defended his title successfully three times in the UFC and Edgar is aware of the danger Aldo poses. "Everyone know Jose has phenomenal leg kicks ... he's fast and very explosive." But Edgar, comparatively speaking, is a bigger threat than ever. By dropping down a division, and competing with fighters that must be able to cut to 145, Edgar is in essence a fighter reborn. Edgar, who walks around at 158 pounds on a day-to-day basis, will have an easier cut than the majority of his competitors in the featherweight division, giving him an advantage that may pay dividends in the Octagon. "I'll probably be able to use my wrestling a little better," said Edgar. "I'll be able to use my size a little more. I don't know if I'm gonna be the biggest 145 pounder but I'm going to be not so much outsized as at 155." Yet with all of these changes comes greater expectations. Edgar is at a major turning point in his fight career and there are two streaks that are very important. First, Edgar dropped two straight (albeit controversial) fights to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in 2012. A loss to Aldo on Saturday night would be his third in a row, a devastating stat for any fighter in the UFC. Second, Saturday night will be Edgar's seventh straight title fight. It's also Edgar's sixth consecutive appearance at the top of a UFC pay-per-view, a feat only two current UFC champs can claim (Silva & St-Pierre). In short, Edgar has gotten used to fighting in the brightest of spotlights. Should he lose, it can't be underestimated how a change might affect his psyche. Fortunately, despite his ups and downs, Edgar's head seems to be in the right place. "The way my last couple of fights went, going to the scorecards, I would love to not give the judges an option to decide it. If it goes to the scorecard, I just want to make sure it's dominating and that I'm not going to be wondering when they're reading it."

Frankie Edgar Feels “The Timing Was Right To Move To Featherweight”

One of the most anticipated fights of 2013 takes place Saturday night as former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar will be dropping down to his natural weight class of featherweight to challenge the division’s kingpin Jose Aldo. Whilst Edgar has lost his last two title fights to Benson Henderson, both results were considered highly controversial ones leading most to still consider...

Fighter Scouting Report: Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar Vitals 5'6" 145 lbs (Featherweight) 68" reach, Orthodox October 16, 1981 Record 14-3-1 (UFC: 7-3-1) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training NCAA D1 Wrestling All-American Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships Held Reality Fighting Lightweight Champion: (0 title defenses) UFC Lightweight...

Jose Aldo-Frankie Edgar Featherweight Title Bout Headlines UFC 156 in Las Vegas

UFC has become a huge success, essentially the NFL of the mixed martial arts world, because of tremendous marketing. Part of that is putting good cards on some of the biggest sports weekends of the year. That is again the case this Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl as a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar is the main event of UFC...

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Main Event Breakdown

This Saturday the UFC is back home at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 156: Aldo Vs. Edgar. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo defends his belt in a five round “super fight” against former lightweight champ, Frankie Edgar. Many view this as a new kind of test for Aldo, especially coming off of a year-long absence since his last title defense against Chad Mendes. The...

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Countdown Show

The Ultimate Fighting Championship released the full countdown show for this weekend’s UFC 156 Pay-Per-View event. The show features all the competitors in the evening’s feature fights including the featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, a light-heavyweight match-up between Rashad Evans and ‘Lil Nog’ as well as a heavyweight showdown between Alistair...

‘Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar’ (Video)

If you happened to miss Tuesday’s debut of “Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” on FUEL TV, no worries because we’ve located the footage for your viewing pleasure. The 60-minute documentary focused on the featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Frankie Edgar. UFC 156‘s co-featured attraction with Alistair Overeem and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva...

UFC 156 Roundtable: What Is The Most Exciting Fight On The Main Card?

The UFC’s traditional Super Bowl weekend fight card takes place in less than 48 hours and features arguably the most stacked PPV card in a long time. Headlined by a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar and is coupled with an undercard full of some of the UFC’s top stars including Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Jon Fitch, Ian McCall and Demian Maia....

UFC 156 Media Day Highlights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship tested out a new media format today when they introduced “Media Day” where they scratched the traditional pre-fight press conference in favour of separate fighter booths, scrums and one-on-one interviews. Watch the highlight videos below: Jose Aldo & Frankie Edgar Main Card:

'UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar' PPV Extended Preview

The first pay-per-view event of the 2013 UFC season is just days away. What better way to get yourself pumped up than by watching a video that was made just to pump you up.
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