Frankie Edgar focus on fighting Aljamain Sterling next!

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar says he’s interested in fighting Aljamain Sterling in his bantamweight debut.

Edgar was supposed to fight Cory Sandhagen back at UFC Raleigh in January in what was supposed to be his first fight at 135lbs. But Edgar was pulled from the card and instead fought Chan Sung Jung at UFC Busan at featherweight, where he suffered a nasty KO loss to The Korean Zombie. The fight with Sandhagen was subsequently wiped out as a result and Edgar has still yet to make his official bantamweight debut.

 

 

UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo, but “The Answer” admits it might have worked out for the best.

“I threw my name in it. I really haven’t been able to train much because this is going on, so it’s probably for the best that it didn’t go my way.

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.”

Aljamain been saying nobody wants to fight him or this and that. 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,” Edgar said.

Sterling would be an ideal opponent for Edgar in his bantamweight debut. While it’s a tough matchup for the former lightweight champion on paper against a younger fighter, it would still be a fight against one of the most highly-ranked fighters at 135lbs, which is what Edgar wants. If Edgar was to get by Sterling, he could absolutely jump into title contention right away in the stacked UFC bantamweight division.

 

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