White tells Edgar: Don't go back to 155lbs

ESPN staff
February 6, 2013
Frankie Edgar, left, lost out to Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight at UFC 156 © Getty Images

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UFC president Dana White has urged Frankie Edgar to give up on any hopes he has of regaining the lightweight title after his latest defeat at featherweight at UFC 156.

Edgar claimed a unanimous decision over BJ Penn in 2010 to take his lightweight championship belt before losing it to Ben Henderson two years later at UFC 144. Henderson defeated Edgar once more at UFC 150, prompting 'The Answer' to step down to featherweight division.

But after his points defeat to reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo in Las Vegas, White insisted Edgar would not be stepping back up to the 155lb flyweight division.

"He's not going to '55. That's not going to happen," White told the press. "I like Frankie Edgar a lot as a person. Take away the whole fighting thing - I like him as a person, as a human being, and I don't ever want to see him at 155 pounds. The guys are too big and too strong at 155.

"Yes, I know he was the champion. I know he beat legends and had close fights and everything else, but you can only fight so long in those types of wars with bigger, stronger guys. It's not good."

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