Let’s pretend we care about the future of featherweights for a second. Frankie Edgar, freshly minted at 145 and on streak of 3 title losses, has decided he’s having none of that back-to-the-drawing board business and would like a 5 round main fight against Cub Swanson, please. I liked “The Answer” (What was the question again?). I loved him back when he gave BJ the what for. But somewhere along the line –probably after the second Maynard fight – even I dimly realized “huh… not sure if trying to finish, or just hoping to eke out a decision.”
Barring a chance at Swanson, Frankie says he’ll take Dennis Siver, who’s been making 145 pretty damn fun to watch. Hey. Wait a second, there’s an idea. Siver and Swanson… that’s the fight we were supposed to get for UFC on Fuel before Siver stepped out for mysterious reasons. Has his reasons healed yet? Can we get him back in the cage with someone other than Edgar?
There’s no doubt Edgar deserves to be in the mix again (eventually), but does he need to rejigger a couple of times with some three rounders? Toy with the idea of making 135? Look, Bendo’s gonna have his inevitable toothpick accident, Anthony Pettis wants to join the rest of the lightweight lemmings and drop down to 145 for Aldo, and Chan-Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas are still in the mix, so Edgar is clearly (desperately) trying to find a relevant place near the top.
Thoughts? Or should we just put him in the cage with Joe “The Honey Badger” Silva and see who really makes the matches?