Frankie Edgar eyes title shot after Yair Rodriguez

Frankie Edgar is looking to get back on track after losing to José Aldo last year - Florian Sädler

Frankie Edgar is looking to get back on track after losing to José Aldo last year – Florian Sädler

Visiting Brazil for Brave 3 last weekend, Frankie Edgar already has his next challenge set as he faces the promising Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211 on May 13. And if he can score his seventh win in nine fights as a featherweight, another shot at the belt may be in “The Answer’s” future. At 145 pounds or even below.

“I don’t cut a lot of weight, I can be a bantamweight and if they offer me a title fight, it would be difficult to say no”, Edgar said. “(But) I would only consider going down to face the champion. If they offer me a belt, I would come down. At the moment, I feel I’m still very close to the featherweight title, I have to see what will happen with Aldo vs. Holloway, but I would never say no to (a shot at) the belt.”

Edgar is aware that if Aldo beats Max Holloway in June in Rio de Janeiro, he might have to get some more work done before a title shot after two defeats to the Brazilian. Still, unsurprisingly, he made it known that he would jump at a chance to fight Aldo for a third time as soon as a possibility would present itself.

“I’m just focused on Yair [Rodriguez] on May 13”, Edgar said. “I don’t know if it’s going to happen, their fight will be a month later and if Aldo wins I don’t think they will put me against him […]. (But) I would love to have another chance to face Aldo, of course.”

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