UFC Quick Quote: Frankie Edgar is already less than 10 pounds over the featherweight limit

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Either Frankie Edgar chooses not to balloon up in between fights, or he was a bantamweight featherweight all along.

"This is my seventh straight title fight, so you get used to [the hype]. But I want to make every one as special as it can be. Going down to 145 (pounds) and having the belt on the line definitely makes it a little more motivating. With the way I'm training, I'm already less than 10 pounds over, so we're really not going to try that hard. I don't think it will be an issue at all."

Maybe Frankie Edgar (via Las Vegas Weekly) was indeed a featherweight all along? That would make his run as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion all the more impressive, something he hopes to replicate in the 145-pound division when he re-debuts in his new weight class at UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" on Feb. 2 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately for "The Answer," he's jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, as his first opponent is division kingpin Jose Aldo, known for making the best fighters in his division look like amateurs. With no projected stress from his upcoming weight cut, do you think Edgar has the edge going into their "Sin City" title fight?

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