"I'm saying it, and I'm saying it loud: I want my rematch. I'm not going to have these antics or play these games. I'm telling you want I want. This is what I want. I think it's fair. I think the fans want to see it. It was fight of the night. Listen, even if these guys want to see me get beat up, I do get beat up in a lot of my fights, even in the fights I win, so it's win-win for everybody. I think the rematch makes sense on several levels. Not only can UFC be good guys, I think I earned it. Economically, they've been investing money in me. I've been at the helm of this weight class for two years now. I think it just makes sense for them and obviously for me. Let's do it."
-- Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar tells MMAFighting.com -- all loud and proud, even -- that he wants a rematch against Ben Henderson and he wants it now. "The Answer" lost his 155-pound title to "Bendo" at the UFC 144 event this past Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, in a closely contested five-round showdown that saw the judges unanimously award the belt to Henderson. And while the Fight Metric report showed the judges got it right, statistically speaking, Edgar at the very least, has a solid case for a rematch. It was close enough that fans were split on who the rightful winner was and it was one hell of a scrap, good enough to earn "Fight of the Night" honors on a card packed with entertainment. Most importantly, though, Edgar wants the UFC to act in good faith. After all, he obliged them with rematches against B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard after close fights. Why can't they do the same for him? Surely the powers that be have visions of Anthony Pettis and the "Showtime Off the Wall" kick dancing in their heads, especially after he plastered Joe Lauzon at the same event Henderson beat Edgar. A rematch of Pettis and Henderson's awesome throwdown at WEC 53 in Dec. 2010 is almost too good to pass up, plus it's easy to promote. But -- and here's the kicker -- it would definitely mean turning a blind eye to Edgar's pleas. This seems like a good problem to have but it is a problem, Maniacs. How do they solve it? As Edgar asked at the UFC 144 post-fight press conference ... what's right?