Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson at UFC 150UFC president Dana White doesn’t want to see former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar return to the 155-pound division.

Edgar lost a closely contested fight with featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

It was Edgar’s featherweight debut.

At lightweight, Edgar dethroned the legendary B.J. Penn, twice.  His and Gray Maynard’s trilogy belongs in the epic rivalry folder of mixed martial arts history, but White would rather see Edgar compete in the weight classes below the lightweight division.

“He’s not going to 155. That’s not going to happen,” White told the media following the UFC 156 event.

Edgar has always been undersized in the lightweight division.  He could probably make weight for the 135-pound weight class if he chose to, and that’s something White would consider.

“The lower he goes, the happier I am.  I don’t want him going higher.  I don’t like him going higher,” said White.  “I like Frankie Edgar as a human being, and I don’t ever want to see him at 155 pounds again.  Those 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,” added White.  “It’s not good.”

Edgar has lost three fights in a row, but remains near the top as a pound for pound fighter in the world on most people’s lists.  When he loses, it’s a razor close decision.  He’s never been finished.

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