frankie edgar should of stayed at lightweight

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  1. brainwash

    brainwash Banned Banned

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    why in God's name did they move him to featherweight that is one of the stupidest decision ever.

    one of the best headline lightweight fighters who always bring 5 star matches gets moved to an irrelevant division that noone cares about.

    what is he doing now, just doing irrelevant crap on tuf. he was on a roll, he could have easily get back into title contention within 2 or 3 fights.

    look how many potential fights he could have at lightweight.

    but no, he's fighting.... BJ Penn. just idiotic. goes from an exciting lightweight champ to an obscure nobody
     
  2. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    On a roll? He lost two fights before dropping down...
     
  3. iwhoopedbatman

    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    Technically, yes, but anyone with eyes could see that he beat Bendo in the rematch.
     
  5. shonuf

    shonuf Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    the LW champ doesn't fight anyways. So no point. He's wasting his prime years doing nothing on TUF as opposed to fighting at LW where you can't move towards a title shot anyways, because nobody is there to defend it.
     
  6. juncito

    juncito Brown Belt

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    They moved him to bring recognition to fw and he agreed to go. I'm with you on this though he had real advantages at LW not so much now. DC should have stayed at hw too.
     
  7. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    And he lost to BJ the first time, what's your point?
     
  8. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    He should go to 135
     
  9. TheWolfsHowl

    TheWolfsHowl Brown Belt

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    He absolutely crushed Penn the second time and I think he beat Bendo both times. Way more obvious the second time.

    What's your point?
     
  10. JoeJohnston

    JoeJohnston Purple Belt

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    Frankie would tool Pettis. Pettis is the sorriest champion UFC has had in years by far
     
  11. BotchMan

    BotchMan Mid 20s Crisis

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    He's facing Penn which is arguably the biggest matchup he could get at either FW or LW.
     
  12. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    That Frankie dropped two fights before ditching the weightclass...
     
  13. MMAProfessional

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    I actually think he should move down to BW. He still isn't at his optimum weight class IMO but Frankie likes overcoming larger fighters and seems to have to prove himself.
     
  14. DennysGrandSlam

    DennysGrandSlam Green Belt

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    Nothing wrong with wanting to fight guys more his size. About the whole TUF thing, I think the guys like Frankie are the ones who should be getting the coaching jobs in the first place. Guys who are experienced and probably won't be fighting 3-4 times a year anyways. He also gets to increase his draw power, something he never really had.
     
  15. Mma Adiction

    Mma Adiction Brown Belt

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    Hopefully he go to the BW
     
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    Lol. Pettis is THE toughest match up for him at LW.
     
  17. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Try again.
     
  18. jko1355

    jko1355 Purple Belt

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    I am a HUGE Edgar fan and think that Pettis is a terrible match up for him.. his toughness wouldn't matter he would get Ko'ed
     
  19. lowsingle

    lowsingle Banned Banned

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    he is worse at featherweight. frankies only advantage is speed and cardio. at fw where everyone else has it, he has no advantage. thats why he barely got through charles oliveira

    i dont see him beating aldo, cub swanson, mendes or korean zombie

    however, hes rare in that hes a fw who has the chin and tdd to handle lightweights power/strength... shouldve stayed there
     
  20. HIMBOB

    HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    No one cares about FW?

    Since when?


    Frankie TUF 19
    LW champ TUF 20
    HW champ TUF Latin

    TUF = The Unable Fighter.
     

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