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USA TODAY: Frankie Edgar replaces Erik Koch, meets champ Jose Aldo at UFC 153

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(This story appeared in Friday's edition of USA TODAY.)

Despite a pair of disappointing losses to current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, former titleholder Frankie Edgar (14-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) will now get his shot at history.

USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) have learned that an undisclosed injury has forced Erik Koch (13-1, 2-0) to withdraw from a planned UFC 153 title fight with current featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1, 3-0), and Edgar has agreed to step into the evening's main event.

Edgar now looks to join UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and Hawaiian superstar B.J. Penn as the only men to hold UFC championships in two different weight classes.

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Post #1   8/31/12 12:06:34AM   

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No way!!!! He is coming off two losses
Give the shot to Korean zombie

Post #2   8/31/12 12:11:33AM   

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Frankie "Kenflo" Edgar

Aldo via DESTRUCTION!

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Post #3   8/31/12 12:22:53AM   

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I think this will be a cool fight but TKZ would have been much better imo.

If Edgar losses that's 3 in a row, obvs he wont get cut but damn who would have thought that a year ago.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

No way!!!! He is coming off two losses
Give the shot to Korean zombie



I agree. But Frankie/Aldo is where the money is at

Post #5   8/31/12 12:31:52AM   

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That's crap.

A big slap in the face to everyone else who's been fighting at FW.

Post #6   8/31/12 12:36:19AM   

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i have no problem with this at all. i like the idea of title shots being earned, but this is arguably 2 of the top 10 p4p fighters we have. i'll make the exception

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I think he stands a better chance of beating Henderson than he does beating Aldo.

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Post #8   8/31/12 12:44:47AM   

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darn it I was about to post this. Way to steal my thunder

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I'm fine with it since he's stepping in as a replacement.

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Post #11   8/31/12 1:09:02AM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

No way!!!! He is coming off two losses
Give the shot to Korean zombie



KZ is recovering from surgery.

Post #12   8/31/12 1:16:54AM   

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YES!!!!!!!

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YES!!!!!!!




YES!!!!!!!

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Then when Edgar loses, Dana will say Edgar should drop to 135.

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