Former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar lost his belt to Ben Henderson at UFC 144 last February. He came closer in August at UFC 150 but lost the rematch via split decision. Now Edgar is set to immediately challenge Featherweight champ Jose Aldo for the 145lb title.
And according to his trainer, Edgar has title ambitions in more than just the two divisions. Here's what Edgar's head trainer Mark Henry told MMA Weekly Radio (transcribed by MMA Mania):
"He is one of the best true pound-for-pound fighters that isn't afraid to go up in weight classes. He'll fight anybody anytime. Two weight classes up, one weight class up. For me, I'd love for him to take a shot, I mean, we definitely have to worry about Jose now, it's the only thing, that's our thing right now. But, I think he can be the first guy with three belts you know? I think if it's for history, I think if Frankie beats Jose, I think it's hard to deny that he is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world if he won three.
I think you can't deny him. I mean, Anderson (Silva) is so close to Jon Jones' weight, what are they, ten pounds difference? Frankie's fought guys that are way heavier than him. If Frankie was to go for two belts, three belts, I don't know how you can deny him. It's something special. You don't see something like that, I mean, nobody's ever done it and weight wise it could be done. So, of course, it's going to be in the conversation, something to throw around and talk about. Especially (for) greatness, you know? You can do something that nobody's done and make history, it's something you definitely talk about."
What do you think? Is this a reasonable ambition or just sheer hubris?