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Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Rumored for UFC 156 Featherweight Title Fight in Brazil


(Edgar might not have a gold belt anymore, but the black eye and bonus-check will always be part of his ensemble.)

FightLine passes along a report from No Mundo Das Lutas claiming that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is set to face former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 in Brazil (January 19th, city/venue TBA). Edgar had planned to drop down in weight to replace the injured Erik Koch against Aldo in a featherweight title fight in Rio at UFC 153 but then Aldo himself had to pull out due to injury.

Right now this is still a rumor, but it’s clearly a fight that both Aldo and Edgar¬†still want, and we figured it was only a matter of time before their title bout was rescheduled. Aldo has not lost in nearly seven years and has a fourteen fight win streak. Most recently he knocked Chad Mendes out with one second left in the first round of their UFC 142 main event.

Edgar has lost two fights in a row, both close decisions to current lightweight champ Benson Henderson. It has been reported that Edgar walked around at around 160 pounds for years as he fought at 155 pounds, whereas opponents like Henderson and Gray Maynard were upwards of 180 pounds. Given his frame and walking weight, it isn’t inconceivable that Edgar could fight at 135 pounds but Dana White and fans have clamored for years for Edgar to at least give featherweight a shot.

Edgar was loathe to drop down in weight but the opportunity to fight for another world title despite being on a two-fight losing streak was too good for him to pass up. Is this the fight you want to see, taters? And if it happens, who do you have in it?

“Scarface” and “Answer” highlight videos await you after the jump.

Jose Aldo Highlight:

Frankie Edgar Highlight:

- Elias Cepeda

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holeeball- October 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm
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Mr_Misanthropy- October 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm
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Alan K- October 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm
After the announcement of Jones vs. Sonnen, this is what MMA fans want: a fight between two top pound-for-pound fighters that almost nobody will watch aside from the hardcores. Should be a good fight.
whatchawhozeit- October 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
After he loses Dana will announce that Frankie is going to fight against Florian for the interim's interim championship belt at 135. At least then Dana will be able to strap some gold around one of his boys.
Buster Hyman- October 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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samclark- October 25, 2012 at 11:34 am
Lil Frankenstein will meet Aldo's knee cap.
Pen Fifteen- October 25, 2012 at 11:19 am
Wonder what he'll do once he's on a three-fight losing streak.
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