“It Was a Great Stoppage” – Dana White Says Frankie Edgar Is Wrong

Published 11/09/2021, 11:18 AM EST
DALLAS, TX – MAY 13: Frankie Edgar enters the Octagon before facing Yair Rodriguez in their featherweight fight during the UFC 211 event at the American Airlines Center on May 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC 268 had banger fights lined up and impressed MMA fans all over the globe. All the fighters gave their absolute best. But it is a highly competitive sport and some win while others have to lose. Thus, many fighters went back dejected about their loss. 

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One such fighter is Frankie Edgar. Edgar had to face a loss at the hands of Marlon Vera. The bantamweight fighter was left glum because of the fight stoppage.

Vera landed a powerful front kick on Edgar’s jaw in their final round and won through TKO. Edgar, who was down on the ground, was not happy about how their fight ended. He seemed to disagree with the referee’s decision to stop the fight. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 03: (L-R) Brian Ortega knocks out Frankie Edgar in their featherweight bout during the UFC 222 event inside T-Mobile Arena on March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dana White, however, has a different take on the incident.

Dana White speaks about Frankie Edgar fight stoppage at UFC 268

During the UFC 268 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White was questioned about Edgar’s fight stoppage. White said, “I love Frankie Edgar. He’s he’s wrong. It was a great stoppage.

White continued, “Even when Frankie, you know, was on his knees and arguing with the ref and everything else, when he still stood up, he wasn’t right. After so, it was, it was a good stoppage.”

White clearly disagrees with Edgar and thinks that the stoppage was necessary. 

 

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Edgar has a great MMA record of 23 wins and 10 losses. Sadly, the 40-year-old fighter has experienced several losses since 2019. Before a loss against Vera, he also lost against Cory Sandhagen. Hence, many UFC fans believe that Edgar Frankie should retire soon. 

Experiencing defeat in such a sport is surely heartbreaking for fighters. However, Frankie Edgar has, time and again, emerged from such rough paths in his career earlier. Therefore, he could look at it as an opportunity to improve his skills and come back with a bang!

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Fans hope to see Frankie Edgar reinvent himself and return with glorious fights in the future. Who should Frankie Edgar next fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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