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Frankie Edgar expecting to be faster at featherweight

UFC 156 BannerWhen former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar announced he was dropping down to 145 pounds for a fight with featherweight king Jose Aldo, questions began to surface surrounding the speed advantage Edgar had as a 155er going out the window against similarly-sized opponents. While Edgar isn’t exactly sure how his quickness will stack up against Aldo’s, or other talented fighters in the division, he does believe he’ll actually be a bit more nimble than he was before based on a few changes to his training/diet.

“I feel my speed will the same, if not quicker actually because it’s gonna force me to be a little leaner,” said Edgar in the extended preview for UFC 156 where he’s set to face the explosive Brazilian.

Edgar also answered Aldo’s assertion that he’ll deliver a knockout on February 2 when the two face off, pointing to the fact he’s yet to suffer a strike-based stoppage in his career and that scoring one was “easier said than done”.

Check out the entire preview below also featuring profiles of Aldo, Antonio Silva, and Alistair Overeem:


  • AlphaOmega says:

    No vid again Brendhan

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Not sure what the deal is. Put it back in.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Hard fight to pick. I will say Edgar stops Aldo in the championship rounds. Should be a hell of a fight.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Please, let me elaborate, Mad Hatter.
    Edgar, looking and limping like an ugly, injured zombie, wins by TKO in Round 5.
    Yah, I’ve got that bad habit of remembering fighters’ last awesome victories and thinking they’ll repeat.


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