No reason to doubt Frankie Edgar's quick turnaround

Frankie Edgar not retiring after KO loss, targets summer return

Frankie Edgar will continue his career.

In the co-main event of UFC Vegas 18, Edgar was looking to become the number one contender at bantamweight as he took on Cory Sandhagen. It was a very intriguing fight and many thought Edgar could pose Sandhagen some problems. Yet, that was far from the case as the rising contender landed a perfectly timed flying knee and KO’d Edgar in 28 seconds.

After the KO loss, many wondered if Edgar would decide to retire but he says now is not the time to retire.

“Losing sucks. I hate it. Everyone hates it,” Frankie Edgar said to ESPN. “You almost don’t want to do anything after, you know? You have these thoughts like, ‘Man, I don’t know if I want to do this.’ And Mark told me, ‘Dude, what are you talking about? One win and you erase that loss.’ So I’m not thinking of stopping any time soon. At least not now, not after this one.

“I don’t want to be the guy that someone has to tell that I need to walk away, but it may take that. I don’t know,” Edgar continued. “The type of person I am, it may take my coaches and my wife to be like, ‘Oh, it’s time to walk away.’ I just know that time is not now. And I feel like they know that time is not now.”

Frankie Edgar also says he is looking to return in July once he is fully healed. He also knows he has to rest his brain and make sure he is healthy.

The plan for the future Hall of Famer in Edgar is to remain at bantamweight and fight a ranked guy. Some fights that make sense are legend fights against Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, fighting Jose Aldo again, or perhaps fighting TJ Dillashaw depending on how he fares in his return from suspension.

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