Frankie “The Answer” Edgar has made his unforgettable legacy out of fighting much bigger opponents at both 145 & 155. Although why won’t he move down to 135?
Frankie was a successful 15-3-1 in his lightweight career come featherweight he’s 8-3.
Edgar is the former UFC lightweight champion where he made a total of 3 title defences, however, the future hall of fame inductee had decided to drop down come 02/02/13 where he challenged Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight title.
Never the less the amount of success Edgar has had at both 145, 155 a potential drop to 135 could be the right move to earn himself a new title to go into his trophy case. T.J currently rules the bantamweight division with a stacked number of contenders lined up to challenge for the belt and that could have phenomenal showdowns with Edgar if he were to drop down.
Frankie’s last bout was scheduled to happen at UFC Denver, but due to injury he was forced to withdraw from the fight against “The Korean Zombie.” Chan Sung Jung. This was Edgar’s statement on why he has never decided to cut to bantamweight.
“If you can make the weight and you can perform, all power to you. That’s how this sport is set up. I’m not knocking anybody for that, but if I wanted to be the best dieter, I’d be a fucking jockey, I’m a little dude and I’ve always been a little dude and I think I like being the little guy in there battling the big dudes, I like to show that hard work and technique can overcome anything.”
“I just don’t feel I need to, Could I? I probably could and maybe if an opportunity arose, maybe I would, but I don’t feel the need for it.”
“The Answer” will never completely remove the thought of a potential move to bantamweight but after some fantastic recent performances. Edgar still knows he’s on the brink of earning another title shot.
Edgar’s last victory was in Atlanta City at the UFC Fight Night 128 event where he picked up a unanimous decision victory in a rematch against Cub Swanson. Unfortunately, before this bout, Edgar suffered his first stoppage loss in the hands of Brian Ortega who will challenge Max Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 231.
A few notable accomplishments by Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.
Edgar holds a total of 7 fight of the night bonuses; he also owns one knockout of the night bonus and two performance of the night bonuses.
Edgar was also rewarded with, Fighter Of The Year 2011 for his bout against Grey Maynard on January 1, 2011, & 2017 beatdown of the year after his victory of Yair Rodriguez. Both accomplishments are coming under Sherdog.
Who’d you like to see Edgar face next ..?