You cannot hide from this man. Photo of Jose Aldo via www.octagonbuzz.com.
It was a fight that almost came to fruition when UFC President Dana White offered the former lightweight Champion an immediate title shot if he was willing to drop to 145 pounds. Unfortunately "The Answer" was "no," and Edgar was instead granted a rematch against Ben Henderson later this summer.
Aldo is undeterred.
While he maps out a rough gameplan for fighting the winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung, who battle for the right to face "Junior" for the featherweight strap later this year, Aldo still maintains the desire to fight Edgar somewhere down the road.
Even if it means moving to lightweight.
"Having Edgar, a former lightweight champion, would be amazing for the featherweight division, but if he doesn’t come down [to 145 pounds], in the future, I’m going to have to move to lightweight," Aldo told Sherdog.com.
But is it too early to start planning a trip north?
Perhaps. Anthony Pettis, who continues to miss out on the chance to compete for 155-pound gold, has also teased a drop to featherweight if he gets the same deal as Edgar. Namely, an immediate title shot.
But he'll have to get in line.
Right now the Brazilian's primary focus is the outcome of Poirier vs. Jung at UFC on FUEL TV 3, which goes down on May 15, 2012, from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
After that? Well, that remains to be seen.