When you say Frankie Edgar’s name, I just think of a legend.
You have to go back to those Frankie and Gray Maynard fights when Frankie and Gray fought for the title. The determination Frankie showed when he was so badly injured; the balance was off and it happens in fights. You may be thinking clearly, but your legs aren’t working, your arms aren’t working, you don’t know which direction is up or down. Frankie was able to keep his cool and go out there and win.
The way he lived behind the scenes. How he ate, how he got up early, how he did his roadwork, how he made sure he got a good night’s sleep, how he took supplements.
UFC 281 FREE FIGHTS: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 | Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje | Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas 2 | Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa | Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson | Alex Pereira vs. Sean Strickland
Frankie is a living legend. Frankie is a Hall of Famer with no fuss in the first round and I’m proud to call him a friend and I’m proud to share this card with him if it’s his farewell fight.
Frankie is just an absolute animal, heart of a champion, tough boy from New Jersey, and the sport of mixed martial arts was better with him and the sport of mixed martial arts will shed a tear when he’s gone.
Legend. It is an absolute legend and has been around for a long time.
He’s a small guy in the lightweight division, knocking out bigger guys, and that’s what I plan to do right now. There’s even evidence out there that it can happen.
He showed you what can be done with the right mindset and skills and when Frankie was at his peak, he was knocking everyone out. He’s an absolute legend. Nothing but respect for the guy and I wish him the best.