Frankie Edgar says he'll move down to bantamweight for a title shot

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Frankie Edgar has said in a recent interview that he would be willing to drop down to bantamweight from featherweight, but only if he was to compete for a title.

The American has tried to win the featherweight and lightweight world titles in the past, but he was unsuccessful. Most recently, he fought against Jose Aldo at UFC 200 to become interim UFC featherweight champion and to go on and face Conor McGregor, but he lost.

Now he is looking for a new challenge, and he is up for dropping a couple of pounds to receive it, but only if he gets a chance to win some gold too.


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Edgar said in an interview with Ariel Helwani according to BJPenn.com: "I do think about [a drop to bantamweight] now. But I kind of want to go down for the title... only for the title. I don't think I'd want to cut to '35 just to fight anybody. I'll cut to '35 for the title and take it from there.

"Right now I'm about 162 [pounds]. It'll be harder [to make bantamweight]. It'd be tough. I wrestled at 135 in my senior year of high school. I'd obviously be much better at it now, I'd be more knowledgeable about how to get down, and I'd use my nutritionist and everything.

"I'd do it the right way. I could make the weight, it'd just suck a little bit, and I can beat guys [at featherweight] without it sucking. But if I can go down for the title, that's cool."

The current man he would be facing if he did make the drop in weight and got the title shot? Dominick Cruz. The Dominator recently defeated Urijah Faber by decision at UFC 199, and is likely to face Cody Garbrandt in his next bout, so Edgar may have to wait his turn for a couple of months before getting his bantamweight title shot.

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