‘I Couldn’t Remember Who the F*** I Fought’- Frankie Edgar Details Dangerous Aftermath of KO

Published 02/12/2021, 5:39 AM EST


Frankie Edgar suffered one of the most brutal knockout losses in recent history as Cory Sandhagen delivered a perfectly timed flying knee in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 184 last weekend. The effects of being knocked out linger beyond the embarrassment factor and have some serious medical aftermath on fighters.

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Edgar shared his experiences of the devastating blow, and it took a toll on his short-term memory. Speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, ‘The Answer’ briefly explained the chilling experiences he went through backstage after being knocked out.

“I didn’t really come to until I was in the back. That is the first thing I remember. I’m sitting around the doctors going through that whole process with them, Mark and Ricardo are next to me and I’m like, ‘Mark, what happened?’ He’s like ‘you fought,’ and I kind of figured that,” said Edgar.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 06: Cory Sandhagen lands a flying knee to knock out Frankie Edgar in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“But, I couldn’t remember who the f**k I fought. I’m like ‘who did I fight?’ He’s like ‘Sandhagen.’ I’m trying to remember training for the guy and I could not remember training for him. Since when was I supposed to fight him? I thought maybe I just took this fight on short notice or something. He’s like ‘bro, two months. You have been training for this guy for two months,” he added.

It’s quite scary to hear Edgar’s experience of that defeat. He even emphasized how he couldn’t remember the date or the month backstage. ‘The Answer’ was under medical care and he remembered what happened along with his memory of the fight prior to the knockout.

Frankie Edgar plans to continue his career despite the setback

Edgar had a promising start to his life at the bantamweight division after defeating top contender Pedro Munhoz. A triumph over Cory Sandhagen could well have propelled him to a title shot next. But, after the setback loss, he will have to fight his way back to the top.

Knowing Edgar’s previous achievements, he certainly is more than capable of re-establishing himself as a top contender in the 135 lbs division. But at 39, his age might play a factor in his case. We can only hope the legend comes back stronger.

What did you make of Frankie Edgar’s post-fight traumatic situation? What’s next for ‘The Answer’?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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