Henry Cejudo Issues Warning To Frankie Edgar After Bantamweight Move

Frankie Edgar has made news of his move to bantamweight official. Following a failed bid at 145 pounds for gold, “The Answer” will be dropping down to 135 pounds, a weight class many feel is a more natural fit for the former 155-pound champion. However, amidst that move, the announcement has garnered a reaction from […]

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Frankie Edgar has made news of his move to bantamweight official. Following a failed bid at 145 pounds for gold, “The Answer” will be dropping down to 135 pounds, a weight class many feel is a more natural fit for the former 155-pound champion.

However, amidst that move, the announcement has garnered a reaction from current flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo. Cejudo took to his Twitter account to issue a warning to Edgar, who the double champ advised to “bend the knee to ‘Triple C.’”

“So I’m out here getting my recovery done at the UFC PI, as I’m going to be out for a minute. And I start hearing these littler birdies saying that Frankie “The Answer” Edgar wants to come down to my weight class. Frankie, you’re 0-5 in your last title fights. What makes you think you coming down to my weight class will be any different?

“Do me a favor, when you win at MSG, I want you to call me out. One, because I know you’re gold thirsty and you want my belt. Two, I just know you just don’t like me. But until then, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, you can do me a favor, and you can bend the knee to “Triple C” too.”

Cejudo is currently nursing an injured shoulder that will keep him out-of-action until 2020. His last bout resulted in a bantamweight title win, when he finished Marlon Moraes to capture the vacant strap. It will be interesting to see which of Cejudo’s titles he decides to defend first upon his return. There are plenty of worthy contenders in both weight classes.

What do you think about a potential bout between Cejudo and Edgar at bantamweight?

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Henry Cejudo Reacts To Frankie Edgar’s Bantamweight Move

Henry Cejudo has already revved up the trash talk towards Frankie Edgar. Edgar competed for the UFC featherweight gold late last month. Standing in his way was 145-pound title holder Max Holloway. While “The Answer” hung in tough, he ultima…

Henry Cejudo has already revved up the trash talk towards Frankie Edgar. Edgar competed for the UFC featherweight gold late last month. Standing in his way was 145-pound title holder Max Holloway. While “The Answer” hung in tough, he ultimately fell to “Blessed” via unanimous decision. Once Edgar had time to reflect on things, he […]

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Frankie Edgar Called Out By Two Top Bantamweights For Division Debut

Frankie Edgar will be making the cut down to 135 pounds. According to Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the Edgar camp is targeting a November 2 debut from Madison Square Garden. With the news of Edgar dropping down to bantamweight, two of the division’s top rising stars have thrown their names in the hat to welcome […]

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Frankie Edgar will be making the cut down to 135 pounds. According to Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the Edgar camp is targeting a November 2 debut from Madison Square Garden.

With the news of Edgar dropping down to bantamweight, two of the division’s top rising stars have thrown their names in the hat to welcome in “The Answer.” Those being Petr Yan and Ricky Simon. The pair each Tweeted out their respective challenges earlier this week.

Edgar is a former champion at 155 pounds and challenged for 145-pound gold multiple times. Unfortunately, he was never able to capture that second title, and after his most recent title bout loss to Max Holloway at UFC 240 last month, Edgar decided it was time for a change.

That change, of course, being dropping down to a division that many believe to be a natural fit for Edgar, who was a short featherweight. There are plenty of interesting potential fights for Edgar at 135 pounds; including against the likes of Henry Cejudo, Dominick Cruz, TJ Dillashaw, and more.

It will be interesting to see how Edgar fares at his new home of bantamweight.

What do you think about Simon and Yan challenging Edgar for his bantamweight debut?

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Frankie Edgar Releases Statement On Bantamweight Move

Frankie Edgar is officially moving down to 135 pounds. “The Answer” made the decision after another failed attempt at capturing 145-pound gold. Edgar was bested via unanimous decision at UFC 240 by Max Holloway in Canada. It was recently reported and confirmed by both his coach and manager that Edgar will be dropping down to […]

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Frankie Edgar is officially moving down to 135 pounds. “The Answer” made the decision after another failed attempt at capturing 145-pound gold.

Edgar was bested via unanimous decision at UFC 240 by Max Holloway in Canada. It was recently reported and confirmed by both his coach and manager that Edgar will be dropping down to 135 pounds for his next fight. A target date of November 2 at Madison Square Garden was mentioned.

After word got out, Edgar decided to release a statement on the matter on his Instagram page.

“The cat’s out of the bag! I’ve been reluctant to cut down my whole career but I feel like now is the time. Excited for a new beginning!”

There are plenty of interesting matchups for Edgar at 135 pounds. A potential bout against Dominick Cruz would be exciting given both men have ridiculous footwork. Of course, the champion, Henry Cejudo, who has mentioned fighting Edgar before, would also be an interesting stylistic matchup for “The Answer.”

A November return to the Octagon would be quite a quick turnaround for the former 155-pound champion. It will be interesting to see who he is matched up with for his divisional debut.

What do you think about Edgar’s comments on his move to bantamweight?

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Frankie Edgar Issues Statement On Moving Down To Bantamweight

The MMA world received some exciting news this morning when it was announced Frankie Edgar would finally move down to bantamweight. The move was one that had been discussed for several years. However, “The Answer” remained steadfast in his …

The MMA world received some exciting news this morning when it was announced Frankie Edgar would finally move down to bantamweight. The move was one that had been discussed for several years. However, “The Answer” remained steadfast in his opposition. That is until he lost a somewhat lackluster decision to featherweight champion Max Holloway at […]

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Frankie Edgar Officially Moving Down To Bantamweight

Everyone wanted Frankie Edgar to move down to bantamweight after his featherweight title bout loss to Max Holloway last month. Now, it looks like that move will finally happen. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “The Answer” will be making his 135-pound debut in his next Octagon outing. Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said Edgar’s next fight […]

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Everyone wanted Frankie Edgar to move down to bantamweight after his featherweight title bout loss to Max Holloway last month. Now, it looks like that move will finally happen.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “The Answer” will be making his 135-pound debut in his next Octagon outing. Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said Edgar’s next fight will “100 percent” be at bantamweight, and is hoping for a November 2 date inside Madison Square Garden for the debut.

“We have already started discussing Frankie’s bantamweight debut,” Abdelaziz said. “We’re hoping it will be at UFC 244 on Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden, but 100 percent Frankie’s next fight will be at 135 pounds.”

The 37-year-old Edgar is a former lightweight champion, who jumped down to 145 pounds back in 2013. After several failed attempts at capturing 145-pound gold, Edgar will now move to bantamweight, a weight class many feel is more suited for his size.

It’s a move Edgar’s coach, Mark Henry, has been campaigning for, for quite some time.

“It feels like a new beginning for us,” Henry said. “I love the kid, and I feel it will be safer for him at 135. He always does better when he fights guys his own size. When he’s fighting guys with similar height and range — sometimes they still weigh more than him, but I feel like it’s an even playing field.

“He was barely cutting any weight at featherweight. I think during this last camp, he was 152 pounds a few weeks before the fight. And he hadn’t started cutting yet.”

What do you think about Edgar making the move down to bantamweight?

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