Cory Sandhagen is energized to lastly share the Octagon with Frankie Edgar.
In the co-principal event of UFC Vegas 18, Sandhagen is set to combat the potential UFC Corridor of Famer in a possible range a single contender bout. The two had been meant to meet in January of 2020 at UFC Raleigh but Edgar took a quick observe struggle in opposition to Korean Zombie and the struggle was canceled.
Now, soon after both equally Sandhagen and Edgar picked up significant wins final time out, the rising contender claims he’s energized to examination his skills from a legend like Edgar.
“In the past combat, when I was listening to him discuss, he fights really good with a chip on his shoulder,” Sandhagen stated to MMAFighting. “Because he introduced it in opposition to Munhoz. That was 1 of his superior fights.
“As significantly as his career, the guy is a foreseeable future Corridor of Famer likely. I imagine when you’re in the activity long enough, you get started to realize for a male to have this long of a profession and to uncover that variety of results, especially for me as a more youthful dude in the sport and not as substantially experience, when you search at Frankie for him to do what he’s completed in his career and for him to even now be close to and to continue to get a win more than a leading-10 man and still competing with the best men in the globe with how long he’s been carrying out it — which is for serious and that’s to be taken severely.”
If Cory Sandhagen conquer Frankie Edgar on Saturday night, it would be the biggest acquire of his occupation. It also could protected him a title shot dependent on the outcome of Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259.