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