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Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020

Frankie Edgar Hopes to Remain With UFC, But Leaves Door Open to Move as Deal Nears Completion

Frankie Edgar (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After competing under the UFC’s banner for more than a decade, Frankie Edgar would like to finish his career with the promotion. But, recently the former lightweight champ didn’t rule out the possibility of a move, as his current deal nears completion.

Recently the 38-year-old Edgar appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The star has yet to be booked for the final fight on his current UFC deal, following a stoppage loss to Chan Sung Jung in December.

While talking about his run with the UFC, and his future, Edgar said this (quote via MMA Junkie):

“I’m going to go down to 135,” Edgar said. “I’m probably like 156 right now. … My last fight, I was getting down to 145. I got down to 144.5. That’s only 8.5 (pounds) over where I’ve got to be to make 136. It was such an easy cut for this last time. … I think late spring or early summer, (I’ll be back) at 135.”

“It’ll be 13 years I’ve been in the UFC coming in February,” Edgar said. “… Money talks. But I mean, honestly, if I was being straight up, where would I want to finish my career? I do want to finish in the UFC. I got in the UFC at 5-0. I pretty much grew up here.

“It’d be nice to finish it here, but everything has to make sense.”

Edgar currently carries a record of 23-8-1 and he’s gone 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:27 am
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