Previous UFC light-weight champion Frankie Edgar has responded to his doubters following picking up a determination acquire around Pedro Munhoz in his bantamweight debut.
Edgar and Munhoz fulfilled in the major event of UFC on ESPN 15 this past Saturday night time in Las Vegas. Soon after 5 closely contested rounds, Edgar walked away—actually hobbled away many thanks to Munhoz’s leg kicks—with a controversial break up conclusion victory.
Controversial or not, the victory gets Edgar back again on track in a brand new division right after getting rid of again-to-again fights versus Max Holloway and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the featherweight division.
Now that he’s established in this new division, the previous lightweight champion, 38, has a message for the folks that ended up counting him in advance of his fight with Munhoz.
“It’s superior to be on the profitable aspect,” Edgar instructed UFC commentator Jon Anik following the fight with Munhoz had concluded. “That was a tricky battle. Pedro’s a stud. I heard a whole lot of MFers barking that I’m outdated, I’m sluggish. I absolutely proved them all mistaken. I’ve nonetheless acquired some struggle in this tank, child, and we’re likely to make a run at [bantamweight].
“[Munhoz] was No. 5 [in the bantamweight rankings],” Edgar added. “That may set me suitable in the Leading 5. 3 bodyweight classes, I’m exhibiting I can compete with the very best. At 38 several years outdated, I really don’t want to listen to nothing at all from anybody.”
From in this article, Edgar intends to carry on operating his way up the UFC bantamweight rankings, toward a shot at the title, which is at present owned by Russia’s Petr Yan.
“I acquired my feet soaked,” Edgar said. “I imagine the sky’s the restrict for myself. I did not search sluggish in there. Pedro’s a top rated pet, and that makes me a major pet dog. [Tom’s River, N.J.], baby. TR. We back again!”
What do you believe the upcoming retains for Frankie Edgar following his victory above Pedro Munhoz?