UFC bantamweight legend Frankie Edgar issued a statement following his KO loss to Cory Sandhagen, saying “this game can be a cruel b*tch.”
Edgar was viciously finished with an insane flying knee from Sandhagen in Saturday night’s co-main event bout. Edgar is lucky he was not seriously injured because it was the type of scary KO that was made even more dangerous when he slammed into the mat face first. Thankfully, he’s ok. After taking a day to heal up and think about things, Edgar took to social media on Monday to release a statement about the loss. In the statement, Edgar congratulated Sandhagen on the big win and said he doesn’t remember much from the actual KO itself. “This game can be a cruel b*tch,” Edgar said as part of a classy statement. Take a look at what the UFC legend wrote on his Twitter below.
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) February 8, 2021
Despite the brutal finish, it doesn’t appear that Edgar is ready to retire from MMA. Edgar is still ranked in the top-10 at 135lbs and he has a recent win in the weight class over top contender Pedro Munhoz. There are numerous other veterans that Edgar could fight at 135lbs such as Dominick Cruz, TJ Dillashaw, Raphael Assuncao, or even Jose Aldo. He could consider another weight class switch back to 145lbs if there’s a bigger fight there. At this point of his career, Edgar will likely be chasing the biggest fights possible. Of course, the UFC could also choose to use Edgar as a gatekeeper. That might seem surprising, but when you consider Cruz is fighting Casey Kenney in his next fight, don’t be surprised if Edgar fights someone such as Sean O’Malley next if he wins his next fight.
What do you think is next for Frankie Edgar following his KO loss to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 18?
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