February 4th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
JOSE (JO-SAY) ALDO STILL UFC KING AFTER UFC 156
San Francisco, CA- If Frankie Edgar were a professional boxer and not a mixed martial artist, he would not like boxing in 2012. Why? Because of the bogus 12 round limits in world title fights. That being said, Edgar would’ve liked boxing back in the early 1900s when fights were 25 rounds or more. Saturday night in front of a packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Frankie Edgar just didn’t have enough time on the clock to upset UFC featherweight (145 lbs) champion Jose Aldo (22-1). Simply put, Frankie needs more rounds as the 5 five-minute rounds of UFC title fights it is not enough time for the 14-4-1 New Jersey native to utilize his incredible cardio.
FRANKIE TO TAKE OFF EVEN MORE WEIGHT?
Although the champion Aldo is a MMA legend, so is Edgar who was a former lightweight (155) champion before losing to Benson Henderson in consecutive fights last year. With his late rally not being enough, Frankie Edgar has now lost three championship contests in a row. The drop down in weight may not be over for Frankie as they are talking about him fighting one weight division lower at 135 lbs. Scores were 49-46 twice & 48-47. A very “workmanlike” performance for the champion.
CONVICTED STEROID CHEAT OVEREEM HAMMERED INTO DEFEAT
RASHAD EVANS HAS “LOST THE FIRE”
Once the UFC light heavyweight (205) champion, Rashad Evans had the potential to become an MMA superstar. But after losing the title and then fighting passively against Jon Jones who beat Lyoto Machida for the UFC belt, Jon Jones, his losing unanimously to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday should tell Evans that he needs to find a day job! There was nothing as exciting in this fight as the final bell. Scores read 29-28 three times. Nog improves to 21-5, Evans drops to 17-5-1.
FOR PRELIMINARY RESULTS GO TO UFC.COM