Jose Aldo to Edgar: "LW isnt as explosive as the FW Division

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  1. Lethal

    Lethal Forum Administrator Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    * Typo by the writer. Should say 145 pounds of course.

    Full article here:
    http://www.FightLine.com/fl/news/2013/0107/552477/jose-aldo/
     
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  2. EmeliankoFan1

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    Aldo just tooting his and his divisions own horn, you cant take that seriously. Hopefully Edgar takes the belt from him and humbles him up. There is a lot of noise coming from Aldo, a lot of noise.
     
  3. cevo

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    Frank isn't just very fast though, he's extremly technical. That's why he has success fighting top guys in the deepest division that are also 2 weight classes bigger than him. That being said, Aldo takes this.
     
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    Does the octagon get rig up with C4 when FWs fight? I haven't noticed it before.
     
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    Fw Bw blows
     
  6. OliverAtom

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    135 pounds? Since when did Aldo and Edgar drop down to bantamweight?
     
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    That isn't a quote
     
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    I've been saying this for a while. I think Edgar is better off at 55 than 45 because Edgar without a speed advantage, or hell even with a minimal speed advantage is not as effective. This is why I think he gets dominated by Aldo.
     
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    Can't really hold it against Aldo if he wants to talk up the division he's the standard-bearer for, but uhh...he almost had Josh Grispi as a title challenger. LW > FW
     
  10. RacMan

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    Thats debatable.

    Aside from aldo, mendes and a few others most guys at 155 are just as quick.
     
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    Well I think Edgar takes this.....this is his natural weight as a fighter.....he was always a small lightweight.....he will give Aldo all he can take & more......Edgar by TKO round 4....
     
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    Yup. Sure, he gives up a hefty size advantage @ LW, but his speed advantage has more than made up for it.

    At FW, just about everyone has comparable speed to Edgar.
     
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    FW is the division LW fighters run to when they can't handle the level of competition.
     
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    When you think Florian Mendes and Hominick you think explosive.
     
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    You guys make it sound like Frank relies on speed? He doesn't. He's extremely technical, and that is why he can compete with the lightweights, even though he probably could make bantam.
     
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    i can see that
     
  17. Lethal

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    I actually dont see the speed difference being that large, but it'll be interesting to see how Edgar adapts to being in a new division. I still think it'll be better for him.
     
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    Frankie Edgar doesn't do what he does as effectively without his speed. It's that simple. Edgar is rag dolling people. Size plays a very small factor in his style. Speed does though
     
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    So now it's two divisions up, is it? Edgar's a good fighter guys, but really.
     
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    Speed is close but the power isn't

    Aldo via TKO
     

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