Dana White Says Frankie Edgar Has To Think About What He Wants To Do With UFC Career
Frankie Edgar suffered his second loss in a row.
Edgar (23-10) was defeated via KO/TKO by Marlon Vera (18-7) in the third round. UFC President Dana White said he is unsure what will be next for Edgar.
“I love Frankie Edgar. He’s wrong,” White said during the UFC 268 post-fight presser. “It was a great stoppage. Even when Frankie was on his knees and was arguing with the ref and everything else, when he still stood up, he wasn’t right after. So it was a good stoppage.”
In the first round, the former lightweight champion earned points using his takedown and ground control. However, since the second round, Vera did a better job and landed some great shots.
In the third round, Vera landed a huge front kick — in Anderson Silva’s style — and finished the fight with massive ground and pound.
Edgar was unhappy with the stoppage and talked with the referee immediately.
After suffering another loss, now Edgar is on a nasty losing streak. He suffered a loss four times out of his previous five contests.
He is considered a legend, who earned victories in three different weight categories, but he is already 41 years old.
He debuted in 2007 and won his first three bouts against Tyson Griffin, Mark Bocek and Spencer Fisher.
“Frankie was fighting a good fight until he got clipped,” White said.
“I don’t know. Frankie’s gotta go home, spend some time with his family, think about what he wants to do, and we’ll talk about it.”