Frankie Edgar Doesn’t “See Any Problem” in Dominick Cruz Receiving Title Shot
By FCF Staff
The UFC is hoping to have Dominick Cruz challenge bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo next, and while some have criticized the proposed bout, Frankie Edgar has no issue with it.
Cejudo was originally booked to fight Jose Aldo on May 9th at UFC 250, which was to take place in Brazil. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the promotion had to shift gears. More recently it was announced that Cruz will face Cejudo at a planned May 9th card, which has yet to have a location announced.
Due to the fact Cruz hasn’t fought since 2016, when he lost the bantamweight title to Cody Garbrandt, the match-up has received some criticism. But, while talking to MMA Junkie recently, Edgar had this to say about the fight.
“Dominick Cruz, he’s done a lot. He’s probably the most dominant bantamweight to date in the UFC. What he’s done in his career, I don’t see any problem with him getting a title shot. I know some other guys probably wish it was them, but in the circumstances, I wonder how many people really would take that fight anyway.”
Edgar, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since December when he was stopped by featherweight Chan Sung Jung, in a short notice fight. The former lightweight champ is planning to drop down to bantamweight, and while talking about his next bout, Edgar said this.
“Aljamain’s been saying nobody wants to fight him or this and that,” Edgar said. “That’s the guy we were supposed to fight on this past card in November. That was a possibility, and it never came about. I believe he had to get surgery. So, that would make sense for me – come back and fight Aljamain in June. I don’t know what his plans are or what he has lined up, but someone along that line I think would be ideal.”
The 38-year-old Edgar currently carries a record of 23-8-1 and he has gone 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.