It sure didn't take very long for Frankie Edgar to get a marquee fight in the featherweight division. After original title challenger Erik Koch went down with an injury, the UFC turned to the former lightweight champ to meet Jose Aldo at UFC 153. And Edgar told MMA Weekly Radio that he had no problem taking the fight:
"This is a great opportunity I'm handed here. It's something that I didn't think would happen this quick."
"It was an easy call on my part. I had fought less than three weeks ago when I got the call. I had an injury-free fight. I felt really good. I was already back in the gym a little bit. It's an opportunity you can't let slip."
He then went onto discuss some traits of his opponent:
"I’ve always been a fan of Jose Aldo," said Edgar. "He’s an exciting fighter to watch. He brings it every fight. One of the best strikers we’ve got in the UFC. I’m pumped for this fight.
"He’s such a dynamic striker. He can get you with his hands, his feet. He can kind of do it all as far as his stand-up goes. He’s got a really good ground game that no one has really seen before. He’s gonna be a tough opponent, no doubt."
How will Edgar look in his first bout at 145, against a dominant champion no less? We'll find out on October 13th.