Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is just weeks removed from his official retirement from mixed martial arts competition and his last fight with the UFC, but that did not stop “The Answer” from getting involved in a pro wrestling event in New Jersey on Saturday night.
The event, sponsored by Stand Alone Wrestling, supported The 200 Club which supports local law enforcement in New Jersey. The “Contest of Champions” was held at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Edgar’s hometown of Toms River.
The event also featured notable names like Sting, Tommy Dreamer, Nick Aldis, Matt Cardona, Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter and Jerry “The King” Lawler plus others. The main event included Mike Bucci, a.k.a. “Nova”, also of Toms River, making his pro wrestling debut.
“I had an absolute blast last night in the squared circle for Toms River’s own Nova’s retirement match! It was great mixing it up with the guys and putting on a show for a great charity the 200 club,” Edgar wrote on social media.
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Edgar retired from MMA with a combined record of 24 wins, 11 losses, and one draw. His last fight took place less than a month ago at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden, a first-round loss to Chris Gutierrez.
Tweets about Edgar’s involvement:
With an assist from @frankieedgar , followed by the last “Kryptonite Crunch,” Nova ends his thirty year career in his hometown. It was an honor. Thank you for the past/continued years of support, knowledge, and never ending laughs. pic.twitter.com/u5D09gm3Ez
— Pat Buck (@buckneverstops) December 4, 2022
A fantastic night to watch Mike Bucci wrestle his final match with an amazing cast to send him off. @buckneverstops @Myers_Wrestling and @TheMattCardona took on Mike, Aaron Stevens and @FrankieKazarian ! We even witness @FrankieEdgar get involved! Lots of fun! Thank you, Nova! pic.twitter.com/5pOqw6lYYk
— Dave Sturchio (@DaveSturchio) December 4, 2022
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