“I Do Not Want to See Frankie Edgar Compete in MMA”- UFC Middleweight Derek Brunson Speaks Out After Frankie Edgar’s Devastating Loss at UFC 268

Published 11/08/2021, 9:34 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 20: Derek Brunson prepares to fight Kevin Holland in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC middleweight fighter Derek Brunson chimed in with his thoughts on Frankie Edgar after his brutal knockout loss at UFC 264.

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Frankie Edgar is currently #8 in the bantamweight division of UFC. He took on the #13 Marlon Vera inside the octagon last weekend. Unfortunately, Vera brutally shut the lights out off with a front kick to the chin in the third round of the fight.

Many fans and UFC fighters took to social media to share their thoughts after Edgar’s loss. One of them was the #4 middleweight fighter, Derek Brunson. He said he doesn’t want to see ‘The Answer’ compete not just in UFC but in combat sports anymore, as he has nothing to prove now.

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Brunson wrote on his official Twitter account, “Random thought. I do not want to see Frankie Edgar compete in MMA anymore. At best, once more. He carried the sport for years, former UFC champ, competed at 3 different weight classes. He has nothing else to prove or achieve. A complete legend of the sport #JustMyOpinion.” 

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‘The Answer’ dominated the first two rounds of the fight. However, Vera sent him to the canvas with a powerful kick in the third. Edgar saw his second straight loss this year, after being knocked by Cory Sandhagen with a vicious knee previously.

What lies next for Frankie Edgar

The former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has an amazing professional fighting career 23-10 under his name. The American mixed martial artist has competed in three weight classes in the UFC.

‘The Answer’ was very close to becoming the featherweight champion in his career. Despite being 40-years-old, he is still competing with top-tier fighters in the UFC and is listed as the #10 of the bantamweight division.

EDMONTON, AB – JULY 24: Frankie Edgar holds an open workout session for fans and media at the Starlite Room on July 24, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Unfortunately, ‘The Answer’ has not been able to push himself in the win column and has only one win in his last five bouts in the UFC. And several people believe he should retire from the sport with his impressive record.

However, Edgar is not interested in retiring anytime soon and will continue to compete in the promotion. While his recent brutal losses might be a huge setback to his legacy but the 40-year-old is unfazed by it.

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That said, it is yet not official who Edgar will face next. However, it will delight the fan to see him bounce back in the win column before he retires.

Who do you guys think Frankie Edgar should face next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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