UFC president Dana White feels Frankie Edgar doesn’t have much left to prove.
This past Saturday night (July 27), Edgar challenged Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title. “The Answer” hung in tough, but was bested by Holloway via unanimous decision. Edgar had trouble with Holloway’s range and couldn’t score takedowns.
“Not a title shot, let’s start there,” White said with a chuckle. “The future for Frankie Edgar is, what does the guy want to do next? What’s left to accomplish? I know he loves to win world titles and the belt means everything to him. I don’t know. I don’t know what’s next for him.”
White has long been a supporter of Edgar moving down to the bantamweight division. It’s gotten to a point though where White isn’t as adamant about expressing his desire for Edgar to make the change.
“I cried for years that he should move down,” White said. “And now, he’s at ’45. He’s small, and he’s always gonna look small. But his heart and his skill are massive. The guy’s a legend…but I don’t think he’ll be getting a title shot any time soon again. But I mean, the guy is an absolute legend.
“I don’t think he wants to hear that. Plus, at almost 40, who wants to talk about cutting all kinds of weight and stuff like that? I don’t know. The guy’s had an incredible career. We’ll see what he wants to do next.”