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Aldo's coach warns Edgar he'd be stupid to move to 145

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Frankie Edgar would be making the wrong career choice by moving to featherweight, according to Jose Aldo's head coach.

Edgar lost his UFC lightweight title over the weekend, dropping a controversial decision to Ben Henderson in the UFC 144 main event. The fight was so close that Edgar now wants an immediate rematch.

Certainly the idea of a rematch is a significant option for the UFC, but there is also another direction Edgar's career could take. A natural featherweight, it is widely believed The Truth has been punching above his weight, and that a move to 145lbs would benefit him.

If Edgar did drop down he could potentially walk straight into a title match against reigning featherweight champion Aldo, in a bout that would undoubtedly act as a big pay-per-view seller for the UFC.

However, Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras knows Aldo better than anyone, which means he knows how to beat the brilliant Brazilian. And in his eyes, Edgar is not the answer.

"The biggest advantage that Edgar has he would lose at 66kg, that is his speed," Pederneiras wrote on Twitter. "Aldo keeps the belt."

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