Originally Posted by Spoon
Why? He just had a good fight against the 145lb champ, for his first UFC fight in that division. If he got destroyed, then sure, convince him to go lower. But why leave a division, over 1 fight? Makes no sense to me.
Because there is nothing he can do in that division for the immediate future. He won't get a rematch anytime soon with Aldo as the champ. He was also still the smaller guy in the ring even after dropping a weight class.
It's all about getting marque match ups with and established well known name like Frankie. And with all do respect to the rest of the 145's matches with them don't sell as well unless a title is on the line and it's a waste to use a better drawing name like Frankie on them from a business standpoint.