UFC FN 128: Frankie Edgar Tweets Out Clarification on Sparring Sessions, Following Stoppage Defeat
By FCF Staff
Recently Frankie Edgar defended his decision to take a quick, turnaround bout against Cub Swanson, but now the former lightweight champ has clarified how intense his sparring sessions have been.
Edgar has agreed to fight Swanson on April 21st, despite the fact he was stopped by Brian Ortega earlier this month on March 3rd. The decision has been questioned by some, who wonder whether the 36 year-old should be fighting so soon, after incurring what was officially recorded as a knockout loss.
During a recent interview on “The MMA Hour“, Edgar claimed he did not go unconscious in the loss, and that he was only stunned. He also reported that he has been sparring in advance of his bout with Swanson.
But, since then, the legend tweeted out this clarification:
In an interview I did this week i said I have been sparring. I just want to clarify that the sparring I've been doing did not include head shots and has been technical drilling sessions.
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) March 28, 2018