Frankie Edgar News
Chris Gutierrez says KO win over Frankie Edgar was "bittersweet," believes he proved he belongs
Cole Shelton - November 18, 2022
Frankie Edgar says he's "heartbroken" after KO loss in retirement fight at UFC 281: "No way that’s how I wanted to go"
Cole Shelton - November 15, 2022
Chris Gutierrez says "the fans are going to be in for a good fight" when he faces Frankie Edgar at UFC 281: "I'm always trying to get the finish"
Cole Shelton - November 9, 2022
Frankie Edgar confirms retirement at UFC 281 is set in stone but is open to possible big boxing match: "If Manny Pacquiao wants to do an exhibition"
Josh Evanoff - November 9, 2022
UFC bantamweight champion Frankie Edgar’s MMA career is coming to a close, but he’s open to other ventures. ‘The Answer’ has been out of action since his knockout loss to Marlon Vera last November. The loss was Edgar’s fourth in his last five contests, and his second straight stoppage. Following the defeat, the New Jersey native was quiet as to his future.
Ahead of retirement at UFC 281, Daniel Cormier praises former champion Frankie Edgar: "He's going into the Hall of Fame"
Josh Evanoff - November 8, 2022
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes Frankie Edgar will soon be in the Hall of Fame. ‘The Answer’ is set to return this Saturday at UFC 281 against Chris Gutierrez. The former lightweight champion has announced prior to the event that the bout will be his final. It’s a perfect ending as well, given that the card will take place in his stomping grounds of New York City.
Frankie Edgar says he'll have "goosebumps" when he walks out for final time, expects to wrestle Chris Gutierrez often at UFC 281: "It's no secret I always look for takedowns"
Cole Shelton - November 8, 2022
Frankie Edgar knew he wanted his retirement fight to happen at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden. Edgar last fought back at UFC 268 in November last year at MSG against Marlon Vera. He had success early on but in the third round, he suffered a KO loss. After the defeat, Edgar took some time off and this summer, he realized he wanted to fight one more time and wanted it at MSG.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 100 with Frankie Edgar, Renato Moicano, Chris Gutierrez, Matt Frevola, and Andre Petroski
Cole Shelton - November 8, 2022
The 100th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC 281. We’re first joined by 12th-ranked UFC bantamweight Frankie Edgar (2:54) ahead of his retirement fight. UFC lightweight Renato Moicano (14:46) then comes on. UFC bantamweight Chris Gutierrez (29:21) then stops by. Next, UFC lightweight Matt Frevola (40:20) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC middleweight Andre Petroski (54:46).
Frankie Edgar explains why he’s hanging up his gloves after UFC 281: “I hate saying it but I’ve got to say it”
Susan Cox - November 1, 2022
Frankie Edgar set to have his retirement fight at UFC 281 in New York against Chris Gutierrez
Josh Evanoff - October 6, 2022
UFC bantamweight contender Frankie Edgar is set for his final fight. ‘The Answer’ has been out of action since his fight with Marlon Vera in New York last November. In that outing, ‘Chito’ scored a sensational comeback head kick knockout to get the victory. The loss was the second in a row for Edgar, who had previously been finished by Cory Sandhagen.
Frankie Edgar shares clip from his stand-up comedy debut, BJ Penn and other fighters react
Susan Cox - August 12, 2022
Frankie Edgar has shared a clip from his stand-up comedy debut. Edgar, 40, competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC. ‘The Answer’ last fought in November of 2021 at UFC 268, where he went down to defeat against Marlon Vera (19-7 MMA) by knockout. It was to be his 4th loss in 5 fights.
Daniel Cormier shoots down idea of Frankie Edgar retirement fight with Dominick Cruz: "I don't need to see him fight against a contender"
Josh Evanoff - July 21, 2022
Former UFC dual-weight champion Daniel Cormier isn’t a fan of the proposed Frankie Edgar vs. Dominick Cruz fight. ‘The Answer’ has been out of the cage since his knockout loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268 last November. The defeat was the fourth, in the last five contests for Edgar. Recently, the 40-year-old announced that he would retire later this year.
Frankie Edgar targets Dominick Cruz for his final Octagon appearance at UFC 281: “That would be a cool send-off”
Susan Cox - July 18, 2022
Frankie Edgar is targeting Dominick Cruz for his final Octagon appearance at UFC 281. Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, announced that his next fight will be his last.
Former UFC champion Frankie Edgar remains undecided on retirement: “We’ll see how we finish this out”
Harry Kettle - May 27, 2022
Jonathan Martinez eyes Franke Edgar next after victory over Vince Morales: "I want to fight guys I'm a fan of"
Cole Shelton - May 26, 2022
Jonathan Martinez wants to fight a ranked opponent next and believes Frankie Edgar makes the most sense. Martinez picked up his third win in a row as he beat Vince Morales by decision at UFC Vegas 55. The fight was one-sided and Martinez knew he won all three rounds when the fight went to the scorecards.
Chael Sonnen reacts after Frankie Edgar suffers KO loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268
Adam D Martin - November 12, 2021
MMA analyst Chael Sonnen reacted after former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar suffered a KO loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268. Edgar fought Vera on the main card of last Saturday’s UFC 268 pay-per-view event. The first round saw Edgar control Vera with his wrestling and take it, while the second round saw Edgar do some more work with his grappling before Vera came back to steal it late. Two of the judges had the fight 1-1 and another had it 2-0 for Edgar heading into the third and final round, but the judges were taken out of the equation when Vera connected on a brutal front kick and knocked Edgar out late in the third stanza.
Frankie Edgar believes referee stopped fight too early against Marlon Vera at UFC 268
Adam D Martin - November 11, 2021
UFC bantamweight contender Frankie Edgar believes that the referee stopped his fight too early against Marlon Vera at UFC 268. Edgar suffered a brutal third-round knockout loss when Vera connected on a brutal front kick to the jaw that sat Edgar down to the mat. However, when speaking on the Champ and The Tramp podcast, Edgar admitted that he feels referee Todd Anderson stopped the fight too early. As far as Edgar goes, he was still in the fight, and when he looks at some of the other fights at UFC 268 that weren’t stopped, he was unhappy the referee did so.
Wife of Frankie Edgar reacts after husband suffers KO loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268
Adam D Martin - November 10, 2021
The wife of former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar reacted following his brutal KO loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268. Edgar was knocked out in the third round of his bantamweight fight against Vera on Saturday night at UFC 268. For Edgar, this was his second straight loss by knockout following a flying knee KO to Cory Sandhagen earlier this year. Given that he is now 40 years old and appears to be less durable than he once was, there have been suggestions that Edgar could even opt to hang up his gloves and retire following this latest KO loss to Vera. After all, it was a tough loss for Edgar, and a tough one for his family to witness.
Frankie Edgar undecided on retirement after UFC 268 loss: 'I can still do this at a high level'
Cole Shelton - November 9, 2021
Derek Brunson doesn’t want to see Frankie Edgar compete in MMA anymore following UFC 268
Harry Kettle - November 8, 2021
UFC middleweight Derek Brunson has joined those calling for Frankie Edgar to consider retiring from mixed martial arts. At UFC 268 on Saturday night, Frankie Edgar was knocked out by Marlon Vera in their bantamweight clash – marking the fourth time he’s been KO’d in the last four years. It was another worrying sign for a veteran who, in the eyes of many, has the potential to become a UFC Hall of Famer one day.
Dana White unsure what the future holds for Frankie Edgar following his knockout loss to Marlon Vera
Harry Kettle - November 8, 2021
UFC president Dana White hasn’t ruled out the idea of Frankie Edgar returning to the Octagon after his UFC 268 defeat. As part of UFC 268’s main card, Frankie Edgar went toe to toe with Marlon Vera in what proved to be a pretty tense bantamweight affair. Edgar seemed to be faring pretty well for long spells but ultimately, it was a front kick that proved to be the difference maker as Vera walked away with the knockout win.
Marlon Vera explains why he flipped off Frankie Edgar at UFC 268
Christopher Taylor - November 7, 2021
Marlon Vera picked up the biggest win of his career last night at MSG, finishing Frankie Edgar in the third round of their fight at UFC 268. The victory came by way of a stunning front kick, a strike which sent the former lightweight champion crashing to the Octagon canvas (see that here).
Marlon Vera reacts after knocking out Frankie Edgar at UFC 268: "This is a dream come true"
Adam Martin - November 7, 2021
UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera reacted after knocking out MMA legend Frankie Edgar at UFC 268, saying “this is a dream come true.” Vera knocked out Edgar with a front kick late in the third round of their UFC 268 main card bantamweight fight. It was a phenomenal victory by Vera, who is now poised to enter the top-10 rankings in the stacked UFC 135lbs weight class. For Vera, this knockout over Edgar represents by far the biggest win of his career on paper, and he did it in style, too, winning a $50,000 bonus for “Performance of the Night” for his incredible knockout.
UFC 268 Results: Marlon Vera KO's Frankie Edgar (Video)
Chris Taylor - November 6, 2021
A bantamweight bout featuring Frankie Edgar taking on Marlon Vera takes place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 268 event at MSG. Edgar (23-9-1 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a nasty knockout loss to Cory Sandhagen back in February. Prior to that setback, the former UFC lightweight champion had picked up a split decision win over Pedro Munhoz.
Frankie Edgar knows Marlon Vera is 'dangerous' but is prepared to do 'whatever it takes' to win at UFC 268
Cole Shelton - November 4, 2021
Frankie Edgar still has title aspirations and that continues on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden at UFC 268. Edgar is set to return to the Octagon against Marlon Vera, and for Edgar, when he heard the UFC was going to be back at MSG he jumped at the chance to be on the card.