-Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar discusses his surprise opportunity at the UFC Featherweight Championship against Jose Aldo next month in an interview with MMAWeekly.com.
Penick's Analysis: Edgar's move to featherweight was his best chance at getting a title shot after consecutive losses to Ben Henderson. Even though the second loss to Henderson was very controversial, he would have had a much longer climb up the ladder to get another shot at 155 lbs. The move to featherweight at worst put him a fight or two away, and the injury to Erik Koch expedited that process. This is the type of opportunity that doesn't necessarily come around often, so he was right to jump at the chance, and we'll see if he can take advantage of that when he steps into the cage on Oct. 13.
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