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Jose Aldo says Frankie Edgar can only be second best at featherweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo has no problem with former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar coming down to the 145-pound division, if he's willing to accept that he'll never be champion as long as "Junior's" in town.

Sooner or later, these two are going to fight.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo was willing to give former 155-pound titleholder Frankie Edgar a crack at the division crown at UFC 153 -- until "Junior" went all Evil Knievel and jacked up his foot.

Erik Koch can sympathize.

Aldo is already on the mend and expects to fight the Tom's River native at some point later this year, or perhaps early 2013. If and when they do hook 'em up, "Scarface" tells MMA Fighting he doesn't expect much to change after the dust settles and the smoke clears.

"I'm not going to kick him out. What I said is he's not going to be a champion in it. So if he wants to be a champion he has to go back to his [division]. If he wants to come down to my class and he wants to be second, that's okay. Because I'm going to continue to be the champion."

Edgar received a surprise title shot after Koch suffered an injury during training. "The Answer" made the somewhat-expected drop to 145-pounds after coming up short in his attempt to reclaim the lightweight strap from Ben Henderson at UFC 150 earlier this year.

He can either become a two-division champion, or a two-time loser.

Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar ... who ya' got?

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