‘Time To Move On’- Petr Yan Sends Frankie Edgar a Message After Brutal KO Loss at UFC Fight Night 184

Published 02/07/2021, 5:02 AM EST


Cory Sandhagen provided a highlight-reel knockout for the ages as he finished Frankie Edgar with a flying knee in the very first round of their contest in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 184. After making a successful debut in the 135 lbs division against Pedro Munhoz, the former UFC lightweight champion Edgar couldn’t build on his impressive start to life at bantamweight.

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With two top fighters in the division locking horns, champion Peter Yan and the next title challenger, Aljamain Sterling, certainly kept a close eye on the contest. They showed their appreciation for Sandhagen and ‘Funkmaster’ asked his opponent what he made of ‘The Sandman’s’ performance.

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‘No Mercy’ Yan had some choice words for the veteran Edgar.

Edgar is legend, time to move on. Good win for Cory. But hard to forget what my next opponent did to him. We’ll see what happens next,” wrote Edgar on Twitter.

Sandhagen has now racked up two back to back highlight-reel finishes since his loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250. He seems to have become a rejuvenated version of himself. As there’s a savage attitude added to an already brilliant fighter, the top of the division needs to be on their toes. Nothing less than a shot at the gold should be next for ‘Sandman‘.

What’s next for Frankie Edgar?

‘The Answer’ is a legend like no one else. He is a bonafide Hall of Famer with unmatched achievements inside the Octagon. He has established his authority across 3 weight divisions in the UFC since making his organizational debut in 2007. But at 39, his prime years are behind him.

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Many expected to see a revamped version of Edgar when he moved down to the 135 lbs division. A promising win against a top contender in Munhoz certainly showed signs of big things to come. But, the top half of the bantamweight division is full of young and hungry contenders.

Edgar can certainly take anybody out on any given day, but tonight’s loss against Sandhagen showed the risks he is taking too. It won’t be beneficial for him to take this damage at this point in his career. Hence, some fans may wish that the former UFC champion takes a long and hard look at his fighting future.

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What did you make of Petr Yan’s comments on ‘The Answer’? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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