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 FOXSports.com. "I fought (at) 155...