Josh Thomson Concerned About Frankie Edgar’s Move To Bantamweight

Josh Thomson isn’t sold on Frankie Edgar’s transition to the bantamweight division. Edgar is set to make his 135-pound debut on Jan. 25. He’ll go one-on-one with Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh. ESPN first reported the matchup. Some fee…

Josh Thomson isn’t sold on Frankie Edgar’s transition to the bantamweight division. Edgar is set to make his 135-pound debut on Jan. 25. He’ll go one-on-one with Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh. ESPN first reported the matchup. Some feel Edgar made this move too late in his career, and Thomson is leaning towards that belief. […]

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Frankie Edgar Set For Bantamweight Debut Against Cory Sandhagen

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s highly-anticipated bantamweight debut is finally set. “The Answer” is set to meet Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh which takes place January 25 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, per ESPN. Edgar is coming off a unanimous decision defeat to Max Holloway in their featherweight title fight at […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s highly-anticipated bantamweight debut is finally set.

“The Answer” is set to meet Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh which takes place January 25 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, per ESPN.

Edgar is coming off a unanimous decision defeat to Max Holloway in their featherweight title fight at UFC 240 back in July. It marked Edgar’s second defeat in his last three fights as well as his third failed attempt at winning the 145-pound strap. The New Jersey native will now look to get back on track with another run towards a title shot at bantamweight.

He won’t have an easy task, though. Sandhagen is unbeaten in the UFC in in five fights so far. His notably wins include impressive decision victories over longtime divisional veterans John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao. A win for “The Sandman” would arguably be the biggest of his career and potentially enter him into title contention.

The bantamweight bout is expected to serve as the co-main event of UFC Raleigh. A heavyweight contest between Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes is slated to serve as the headliner for the event.

What do you think of this fight? Who takes it?

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Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen Set For Jan. 25

Frankie Edgar has a dance partner for his UFC bantamweight debut and his name is Cory Sandhagen. ESPN reports that Edgar vs. Sandhagen is a go for Jan. 25 inside the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Edgar was last seen in action back in July. He w…

Frankie Edgar has a dance partner for his UFC bantamweight debut and his name is Cory Sandhagen. ESPN reports that Edgar vs. Sandhagen is a go for Jan. 25 inside the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Edgar was last seen in action back in July. He was defeated by UFC featherweight titleholder Max Holloway. […]

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Henry Cejudo Snubs Joseph Benavidez, Eying Edgar Or Cruz Next

Henry Cejudo is not interested in fighting Joseph Benavidez and defending the flyweight title next. Instead, he wants to fight either Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz. Why he wants to fight at bantamweight is simple. Making 125-pounds is hard for him and he prefers to fight at 135-pounds. “Dana can say what he wants, and […]

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Henry Cejudo is not interested in fighting Joseph Benavidez and defending the flyweight title next. Instead, he wants to fight either Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz.

Why he wants to fight at bantamweight is simple. Making 125-pounds is hard for him and he prefers to fight at 135-pounds.

“Dana can say what he wants, and he’s the president and what not, but when you own two weight classes, when you have some kingdoms, I think I have the leverage,” Cejudo said on Brendan Schaub on the “Food Truck Diaries,” (via MMA Junkie). “No one’s going to force me to fight someone that I don’t want.

“Cutting weight is hard for me, man. Making ’25 is hard. My debut in the UFC, I didn’t make weight. I didn’t make weight a few times in my fighting career trying to make ’25.”

If he does stay at bantamweight, he has two fighters in mind, and they are, Frankie Edgar and Dominick Cruz. Even though Benavidez has a win over him, Cejudo says the weight cut is not worth it for him, so he believes his career will end at bantamweight.

“I like Frankie Edgar. I like the Dominick Cruz right now,” Cejudo said. “That’s what’s jumping at me. As much as Joe does have a victory over me … but at the end of the day, it’s cutting the weight, man – especially being up at ’35 and then feeling good, and having a good camp, and just being more happy. Be more happy, literally – like, I cut 25 pounds to get down to ’25.

“I’m going to end up finishing my career at bantamweight, 100 percent.”

If he does not defend the flyweight belt, there is a very good chance he would be forced to vacate the title. Then, Benavidez would fight someone for the vacant title.

What do you make of Henry Cejudo not being interested in fighting Joseph Benavidez?

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Cory Sandhagen Wants Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz Next

Cory Sandhagen has his eyes set on two former UFC champions. The surging contender at bantamweight would like to welcome Frankie Edgar to the bantamweight division or take on the longtime champ, Dominick Cruz. “I would love to fight either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “UFC wants me to fight this year again […]

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Cory Sandhagen has his eyes set on two former UFC champions.

The surging contender at bantamweight would like to welcome Frankie Edgar to the bantamweight division or take on the longtime champ, Dominick Cruz.

“I would love to fight either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “UFC wants me to fight this year again and me and my coaches decided that I need to not be in camp so that I can add in more tools and continue getting better without having a fight coming up.”

Sandhagen makes it clear he just wants big names or high-ranked opponents. He is coming off of a decision win over Raphael Assuncao which made him a top contender. Yet, he says he would have liked to fight any of the four 135-pounders fighting at UFC 245.

“The bantamweight fights booked for December were all matches I would have liked too,” Sandhagen said. “I knew all those guys were going to want to fight this year because they haven’t fought in a while so I was going to see how things played out, and I think they did a good job. Stylistically those are all interesting match ups.”

Currently, Cory Sandhagen believes the division is matched up so he doesn’t know when he will fight again. He expects it to be in 2020, and when he does, he believed Edgar and Cruz are the only options for him.

“So that leaves me with two options, either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen said. “They have nobody else to fight that’s going to do anything for them as far as getting closer to a title. I’d love to fight either one of them early next year, but I’m spending the rest of my year working on new techniques and getting better. I have the long term in mind, so it’s on them if they want to wait. I’m doing what’s going to make me the best when I start to really peak in this sport.”

Who would you want to see Cory Sandhagen fight next?

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Cory Sandhagen Wants Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz Next

Cory Sandhagen has his eyes set on two former UFC champions. The surging contender at bantamweight would like to welcome Frankie Edgar to the bantamweight division or take on the longtime champ, Dominick Cruz. “I would love to fight either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “UFC wants me to fight this year again […]

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Cory Sandhagen has his eyes set on two former UFC champions.

The surging contender at bantamweight would like to welcome Frankie Edgar to the bantamweight division or take on the longtime champ, Dominick Cruz.

“I would love to fight either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “UFC wants me to fight this year again and me and my coaches decided that I need to not be in camp so that I can add in more tools and continue getting better without having a fight coming up.”

Sandhagen makes it clear he just wants big names or high-ranked opponents. He is coming off of a decision win over Raphael Assuncao which made him a top contender. Yet, he says he would have liked to fight any of the four 135-pounders fighting at UFC 245.

“The bantamweight fights booked for December were all matches I would have liked too,” Sandhagen said. “I knew all those guys were going to want to fight this year because they haven’t fought in a while so I was going to see how things played out, and I think they did a good job. Stylistically those are all interesting match ups.”

Currently, Cory Sandhagen believes the division is matched up so he doesn’t know when he will fight again. He expects it to be in 2020, and when he does, he believed Edgar and Cruz are the only options for him.

“So that leaves me with two options, either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen said. “They have nobody else to fight that’s going to do anything for them as far as getting closer to a title. I’d love to fight either one of them early next year, but I’m spending the rest of my year working on new techniques and getting better. I have the long term in mind, so it’s on them if they want to wait. I’m doing what’s going to make me the best when I start to really peak in this sport.”

Who would you want to see Cory Sandhagen fight next?

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