Frankie Edgar Leaves Door Open to Drop to 135, Dominick Cruz Bout
By FCF Staff
Frankie Edgar says he plans to remain at featherweight for the time being, but the former lightweight champ seems intrigued by the possibility of facing bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz.
Edgar worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 on Saturday, and in doing so, he remains in title contention at 145. But, since Edgar was decisioned by Jose Aldo this past July, if Conor McGregor returns to featherweight to defend the 145 title, it will be against the Brazilian star.
For some time, there’s been talk and speculation as to whether Edgar might make the drop to bantamweight. Following his win over Stephens, Edgar was asked about the possibility of facing 135 champ Dominick Cruz, and here is what he had to say (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“Right now, I’m staying at 145,” Edgar said. “I don’t know, man. We’ll see what I say tomorrow. Right now it’s 145. Cruz has a fight ahead of him. We’ll see what happens in that one and maybe make a choice after that.”
Cruz is scheduled to face Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207, December 30th.