Interview with UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar
Toms River, NJ – Toms River native and UFC Lightweight Champion, Frankie Edgar spent some time with TR Magazine Thursday night to talk about his recent UFC title fight against Gray Maynard. After three fights against Maynard, Edgar, a former Toms River High School East wrestler finally silenced the skeptics and retained his title of UFC Lightweight World Champion.
Edgar became champion on April 10, 2010 when he upset BJ Penn in UFC 112 by decision in what was hailed as the best upset of the year by ESPN. In August of that year, Edgar had a rematch against BJ Penn and won with a unanimous decision. Edgar’s next challenger was Gray Maynard, who had been the only person to have defeated Edgar previously. On January 1st, the fight between Edgar and Maynard ended in a draw. A rematch between the two was postponed until UFC 136 earlier this month, on October 28th which Edgar got a TKO on Maynard, ending the controversy that has followed Edgar since his first championship win back in 2010. Edgar became, without any doubt, finally, the UFC Lightweight Champion of the World. There were no draws, no decisions this time.
Frankie was interviewed October 27th, by JTOWN/TR Magazine’s Freddie Meabe. Edgar talked about his days wrestling at Toms River High School East and Clarion, his recent title fight with Gray Maynard and possibilities for the future of MMA in New York City and here at the Jersey Shore.