Will the 'great storyline' behind a Gray Maynard rematch help Frankie Edgar become a more marketable champion?

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Props: It's Time! With Bruce Buffer

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"It's going to take time, just like it took time for GSP to be considered to be the best welterweight because Matt Hughes was so good for so long. Now GSP has so many wins and people think he's the best. It just takes time for me to get my respect and that's how it works. You have to earn your time ... Being a marketable champion takes time. I've got to get some more exposure. I've been in the main event on the main card two times in a row and that helps out some. As far as the storyline goes, I think it's a great storyline. [Gray Maynard] got a win over me and I've got the title. He's worked his way up and is undefeated. My only loss is to him. I think it's a great storyline. People will want to see that."

UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar recognizes the long road ahead in his quest to be considered one of the sport's great champions. "The Answer" has done the hard part, which is lasting ten rounds with former division kingpin BJ Penn and taking two unanimous decision wins from "The Prodigy." Can the New Jersey native now win over the fans too? Or does his style of offense work against him? Perhaps finishing the undefeated Gray Maynard would be a great way to win over some of the anti-Edgars. What's your opinion of the champ?

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