Frankie Edgar News

Sep 19, 2017 9:53 am

Max Holloway Believes He May Fight Frankie Edgar Before End of 2017

Over the years, Max Holloway has fought tooth and nail to prove he’s the best 145-er in the world. After losing to Conor McGregor, he’s gone on an obscene 11-fight win streak over everyone the UFC threw at him. His righteous onslaught culminated with finishing Jose Aldo at UFC 212, unifying the featherweight titles and...

Sep 6, 2017 6:35 am

Report: Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar title fight in the works for UFC 218

The first title defense of new UFC featherweight king Max Holloway could go down at UFC 218, this December 2 in Detroit, Michigan. According to our own Chris Taylor, a title fight pitting Holloway against former UFC lightweight champ and two-time featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar is in the works for the anticipated December card....

Jul 14, 2017 6:41 pm

Rumor | Two title fights are already in the works for UFC 217

Earlier this week UFC President Dana White announced that the promotion was aiming to have current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (18-3 MMA) make his first title defense against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar later this year. “We’re looking at Frankie Edgar, but we don’t know where.” White stated. “Absolutely. (it will happen before...

Jun 10, 2017 10:23 am

POLL | Frankie Edgar or Cub Swanson? Who gets the next featherweight title shot

Recently, at UFC 212, Max Holloway became the undisputed UFC featherweight champion following his 3rd round TKO win over Jose Aldo in Brazil. Following the fight, Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar both expressed mutual interest in fighting one another in Holloway’s first featherweight title defense. With that being said, top ranked featherweight Cub Swanson has...

Jun 10, 2017 9:51 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s title shot campaign once again

Following Max Holloway’s UFC 212 win over Jose Aldo earlier this month, all signs pointed to Max Holloway making his first featherweight title defense against Frankie Edgar. The interest in the fight was mutual, as Holloway proclaimed at the UFC 212 post-fight press conference that he would like to add another former champion to his...

Jun 7, 2017 8:41 am

Cub Swanson fires back at Frankie Edgar

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with Jose Aldo, where he claimed the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately following the fight, many began to speculate as to who Holloway would defend his title against first, with the general consensus being that former...

Jun 6, 2017 12:17 pm

Max Holloway welcomes fight with Frankie Edgar

This past weekend at UFC 212, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown in Brazil. Ultimately, Holloway weathered an early storm from Aldo before ultimately finishing the champ via TKO in the third round to claim the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately the...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s campaign for title shot

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his new featherweight title for the first time. On the other hand, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway was looking to unify the two belts and capture the undisputed featherweight championship. After weathering...

May 27, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Frankie Edgar reacts to Angela Magana pressing charges against Cris Cyborg

VIDEO | Frankie Edgar reacts to Angela Magana pressing charges against Cris Cyborg During the UFC athletes retreat in Las Vegas, top UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris Cyborg confronted veteran strawweight Angela Magana over some cruel social media posts that she had recently posted online. Cyborg demanded that Magana show her some respect and when...

May 13, 2017 8:06 pm

UFC 211 Results: Frankie Edgar TKO’s Yair Rodriguez (Highlights)

UFC 211 Results: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez A key featherweight tilt between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and surging contender Yair Rodriguez took place during tonight’s UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Edgar presses forward quickly. Yair connects with a leg kick and Frankie replies with a right hand....

Apr 29, 2017 2:27 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “Frankie Edgar is nobody to be f*cked with man!”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Alvarez, who trains with fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, recently sat down with Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment. Taylor asked Eddie...

Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Frankie Edgar senses the UFC may be setting him up to lose against Yair Rodriguez

A fight that has the potential to really shake up the 145-pound division is set as #2 UFC ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar takes on #9 ranked Yair Rodriguez on May 13 at UFC 211. Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion has much more to lose currently sitting near the top of the featherweight division while...

Mar 9, 2017 12:41 pm

UFC 211 adds Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

On Thursday, the UFC announced another massive fight scheduled for UFC 211. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will take on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Edgar ranked #2 in the official UFC rankings will look to slow down #9 ranked Rodriguez in his rise up in the featherweight division. https://twitter.com/ufc/status/839933820879032320 Edgar...

Feb 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas agree to fight in May via Twitter

An amazing featherweight bout may have just been set up on Twitter by the #2 and #3 UFC ranked featherweights, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas. Lamas tweeted on Wednesday, “Who’s down to see @FrankieEdgar and I mix it up? Been a fan of his for a long time, I’m in this to fight the best....

Feb 7, 2017 12:09 pm

Frankie Edgar weighs-in on UFC’s string of interim titles

Recently, the UFC brass has received some mixed reactions from fans regarding interim titles. Over the course of the last year, the UFC has put on several interim title fights where some fans feel they were unnecessary. At UFC 197 in April of 2016, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones stepped into the Octagon...

Feb 7, 2017 8:59 am

Frankie Edgar wants new UFC contract, fights with Lamas, Holloway

In November of 2016, on the main card of UFC 205, Frankie Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision. This victory marked the second last obligation on Edgar’s current UFC contract. With one fight now remaining on his current UFC deal, the former lightweight champ and two-time featherweight title challenger is now looking to the future....

Jan 20, 2017 9:12 am

Frankie Edgar weighs-in on potential BJ Penn return

Earlier this month, at ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, he was seeking his first win in over 5 years as he planned to make a run at the featherweight strap. Unfortunately for the...

Jan 10, 2017 9:16 am

Ricardo Lamas eyes April showdown with Frankie Edgar

Long-time featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas knows who he wants to fight next. The talented fighter has his eyes on a bout with former UFC lightweight champ and two-time featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar. Lamas explained his desire for a fight with Edgar in a recent interview with FloCombat.com. “The only fight that makes sense for me...

Nov 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Coach says Frankie Edgar’s camp for Jeremy Stephens fight was his worst ever

Earlier this month, in the final bout of the UFC 205 undercard, former lightweight champion and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar took on the dangerous Jeremy Stephens. Barring a moment in the second round where he was wobbled by a Stephens head-kick, Edgar would dominate this contest en route to a sound, unanimous decision win....

Nov 15, 2016 10:50 am

Frankie Edgar Discusses his Fighting Future: I’m Still Getting Better

Long before Conor McGregor’s history-making defeat of Eddie Alvarez, Tyron Woodley’s memorable draw with Stephen Thompson, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s domination of Karolina Kowalkiewicz occured on UFC 205’s main card, Frankie Edgar scored a much needed win over Jeremy Stephens on the undercard. Though Edgar was rattled by a second-round Stephens head kick, he was the better...

Nov 15, 2016 9:04 am

Frankie Edgar reflects on win over Jeremy Stephens in New York

This past weekend on the preliminary card of UFC 205, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar stepped into the Octagon to fight top ranked featherweight Jeremy Stephens. Edgar, a New Jersey native, received a warm welcome to the Octagon by the New York crowd. Edgar put on an impressive performance as he ultimately picked up...

Nov 8, 2016 12:27 pm

Frankie Edgar breaks down loss to Jose Aldo

Back in July, at UFC 200, Frankie Edgar & Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon to square off for the interim featherweight championship. In addition to the pair fighting for the interim featherweight strap, they were also fighting for a chance to step into the Octagon with featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who knocked out Aldo...

Sep 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Frankie Edgar announces his return to the Octagon at UFC 205 in New York

With the historic UFC 205 looking like it is having a hard time being put together, New Jersey’s Frankie Edgar announced his spot at UFC 205. “The Answer” posted a promotional piece featuring a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and himself, set for November 12 at Madison Square Garden. Edgar captioned his post with excitement...

Sep 16, 2016 9:31 am

Frankie Edgar randomly tested by USADA

At the end of the first year of random out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency expressed their desire to increase the number of out-of-competition drug tests in the program’s second year with the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion, and #2 ranked UFC featherweight, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar took to Instagram to reveal that he was...

Sep 15, 2016 2:33 pm

Frankie Edgar vs Jeremy Stephens in talks for UFC 205 showdown

New Jersey native Frankie Edgar’s dreams of fighting in Madison Square Garden are closer than ever from coming into fruition. Brazil’s Combate is reporting that Edgar will be taking on Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens in a featherweight showdown at UFC 205 for the UFC’s first event in New York. Growing up and training just an hour...