Two weeks ago, when the UFC World Tour rolled through New York, UFC president Dana White said he had something "big" in mind for Frankie Edgar. This week, with Urijah Faber fighting a dangerous but little-known opponent in Iuri Alcantara, he's voiced a hope for a more significant future matchup, perhaps even one with a featherweight opponent.
Are these two seemingly independent statements interrelated? Signs point to yes. White admitted so much when asked if it's the fight he had in mind when he mentioned future plans for Edgar.
"That could potentially be the fight we were interested in," he told FOX Sports.
The fight would likely take place at featherweight, where Edgar has competed since early this year when he moved down to fight Jose Aldo. After losing in a unanimous decision, Edgar rebounded in July by defeating Charles Oliveira.
Faber's move is precipitated by the logjam at the top of his own division. With bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz not expected back until at least ...