UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo has only tasted defeat a single time in his career, suffering a submission loss in 2005 a few months after turning 19. Fourteen fights later “Scarface” is seen as one of the top pound-for-pound Mixed Martial Artists on the planet and easily the sport’s supreme 145er.
Former lightweight title-holder Frankie Edgar is looking to change a few of those facts on Saturday night when he sees action against Aldo at UFC 156. The notoriously tough New Jersey native is making his featherweight debut in the tussle, though he’s definitely entering the evening’s affair with confidence as well as appreciation for the moment.
“This is Super Bowl Weekend, super-fight, championship on the line – it’s huge. I’m glad to be a part of it. Actually, six years ago I made my debut this weekend and here we are again,” said Edgar during a Media Day, referring to a memorable win over Tyson Griffin back at UFC 67.
Though Edgar’s life is certainly different than it was then, his hunger and work ethic are the same. And, as he pointed out, his skills haven’t diminished either despite slimming down for this weekend’s match-up.
“Nothing’s changed so far. I’m lighter and I feel like I’m able to do everything I did at 155,” explained Edgar. “I just gotta go out there and push the pace on him, see if we can find some weaknesses within the five rounds.”
Highlights from the media day featuring Edgar/Aldo can be seen below:
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