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frankie edgar wants one last ufc fightAnd he has the perfect rival and the perfect way to go into the sunset.
Edgar wants to compete One final time at UFC 281, which will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12, their manager Ali Abedelaziz told ESPN on Monday.
“I think it would be cool,” Edgar said, “It would be a great send-off at Madison Square Garden. It’s pretty much in my backyard. I trained at Renzo for so many years, it would be a great send-off.”
Edgar, 40, is from Toms River, New Jersey, and runs a UFC gym in North Brunswick. He last fought in the UFC in November 2021 at UFC 268 and lost to Maron Vera via knockout.
He said that he would like to fight Dominic Cruz for his last match.
“I’m never going to call or pick anyone. I usually just let the UFC and Ali figure it out,” he said. “But I’ll say a name just because I think it’s a legacy fight and I know his fight is coming and who knows how it might turn out, but I think Dominic Cruz. He’s 135 I was a champion when I was champion at 155. We were both at the top of the division. I think it could be an interesting fight.”
Edgar hasn’t had much success in the Octagon lately. He has two victories in seven fights since 2018. He last defeated Pedro Munhoz via split decision on ESPN 15 at the UFC in 2020.
“The Answer” has been a one-time UFC Lightweight Champion and has defended the title three times, and in 2011 his fight against Gray Maynard was named Fight of the Year by Sherdog and the World MMA Awards. Both fought to a draw and Edgaro retained the lightweight title,
Edgar said, contemplating retirement, he began to think about his family and his loved ones.
“I’ve been kicking the thought of retirement around since my last fight. The last few fights clearly didn’t go the way I wanted, but I, if I’m being honest, I’ll fight forever, you You know? But it’s selfish for my family and the people who care about me, so I feel like I need to announce my retirement is a retirement so I can walk into the sunset for a little bit.”