How low can you go?
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, dropped down to the featherweight division after getting pushed around by the bigger guys at 155 pounds.
The result was a 7-3 run with three knockout finishes.
But now that “The Answer” is out of the 145-pound title chase for the foreseeable future, his longtime coach, Mark Henry, would love to see Edgar drop down even further to the bantamweight division, where he can pick on guys his own size.
“I’ll tell you one thing: I would love to see Frankie fight at 135,” Henry told ESPN. “Every time Frankie has fought somebody his own size, he’s done very well. It’s tough when you’re giving up size, height and range.”
Edgar risked his spot against division champion Max Holloway to collide with streaking featherweight contender Brian Ortega. Unfortunately, the trip to “T-City” ended in a stunning knockout loss (watch it) and an elimination from his “Blessed” title fight.
But will that be enough to send him down to 135 pounds?
“Honestly, I don’t think he’ll move down unless it’s for a title,” Henry said. “I think for him, it’s a toughness thing. I’m guessing he looks at it as moving down looks like a weakness. Well, that’s his weight. If Frankie is 15 pounds less than someone on fight night, that’s three weight classes in boxing. That’s a lot.”
Just ask this guy.
Either way, Edgar (22-6-1) -- who turns 37 this fall — will get back on his horse sooner, rather than later. Where and when he competes, however, as well as his weight class, remains to be seen.