Posted by hippysmacker
I said the same thing to my buds watching the fight the other night. While I never thought of him as huge at 155 , I have been telling people for a while that Fisher is too small to ever wrest the belt from Sherk. When the tale of the tape popped up I was intrigued. When they had the face off I realized for the first time how small Edgar really was in comparison to Spencer, who I already thought of as undersized. So I agree with both of you, but would like to add a likely 3rd option to dropping to to 145, or bulking up at 155 . I think he is too small, but he should see how far he could go at this weight before moving down. Despite Griffin fighting at 145 in the past he is still about 170 in the ring IMO, so he can cut but isn't small. Sherk is reportedly 175 in the ring and is very strong at that weight. Edgar is obviously very well rounded , talented , and has the right mentality to be a champion. Even better he could bulk up a bit , obviously a lot of guys at 155 show that a lot more weight can be carried, and if he fails his quest for the belt cut the weight. There is actually a 4th option, and although I think it less likely he has been extremely impressive so far against good competition in the UFC . 4th option- he's like Hendo. Feels he fights his best without cutting, and his functional grappling strength far out weights his physique. No matter which option he chooses. I truly feel he will be a champion in the next 2 years tops.
I agree completely on the most part. Edgar WILL be LW champion once he gets his title shot.
What's all this about Sherk being better or bigger then Edgar? The dude was on steroids and they have the proof on that and even if he didn't want it in his body intentionally, steroids still got in his body. Thats why he's bigger.
Edgar is a HUGE threat at 155. He'd actually be #1 on my list but the freakin UFC never promotes him. They rather promote Tyson Griffin who he dominated and Roger Huerta who he would. NO WAY he should fight the winner of Clay/Huerta. He should be next in line for a title shot. Spencer was up there close with getting a title shot and he dominated him.
Winner of Clay and Roger should fight the loser of BJ/Joe. Kenny Florian should face the loser of Huerta/Guida since either one would be the ultimate test for him.
Edgar is SO underrated it's not even funny. If he did drop to 145 he'd have to g against a HUGE 145lbs Uriah Faber whos big without the roids who would have a better chance of beating Edgar then Sherk.
Edgar is the future and he's going to kil whoever the UFC puts in front of him. I bet whoever says Edgar is too small was thinking the same about Randy in both his UFC HW title runs. He proved ya'll wrong, Edgar will too.
Edgar is #1 in my books, future champ!