Chris Gutierrez brutally KOs Frankie Edgar in the former champions final fight at UFC 281

Frankie Edgar admits being “heartbroken” after KO loss to Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281

UFC legend Frankie Edgar admitted to being “heartbroken” after suffering a brutal KO loss to Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281.

In what was his retirement fight from the UFC, Edgar suffered a first-round KO loss when Gutierrez landed a knee and knocked “The Answer” out cold. It was a tough knockout to watch for the fans, as Edgar is one of the most respected fighters in MMA history and no one wanted to see him go out this way. It was even tougher for Edgar’s family, as his wife and children were in attendance in New York City and witnessed Edgar getting knocked out in front of them.

Following his retirement fight loss, Edgar spoke on his The Champ & The Tramp podcast. He talked about his feelings following the loss and was open about the way that he felt.

“Obviously, heartbroken. That’s not the way I wanted it to go, but that’s the way it goes. I had a great week, awesome week out there. It was incredible, the love I got from everybody. The UFC gave me love, the little video that they did. From my peers, my peers are the most important. I was zooming in the back. I felt like I was on in the back. I go out there and boom. Obviously, you saw it. Everybody saw it,” Edgar said (h/t MMAjunkie.com).

Despite such a brutal loss, Edgar is taking a positive outlook on what happened at UFC 281.

“It f*cking sucks but how can I complain, to be honest? People were cheering my name the whole time before, during, after. I worked hard to get where I got, like f*cking hard, very hard. I sacrificed a lot in my life. I put my all into my athletic career since Day 1, but who am I to complain? There are people out there who work hard and they just make it by. I know both sides of that. I’m just trying to be grateful for what I accomplished, for the ride I had,” Edgar said.

When it’s all said and done, Edgar is a sure-fire UFC Hall of Famer. He’s one of the best UFC fighters of all time, a former champion who competed in three weight classes with big success. The way he went out was unfortunate, but that’s the game that these MMA fighters play.

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