Former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar survived the brutal knockout loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 222. Edgar isn’t just planning to sit, wait and regret. After all, he doesn’t think the match with Brian Ortega was a step in the wrong direction. (via MMAMania.com)
“You can’t go back and change things and I am not one to sit there and say ‘I wish I did something different,’ you know? I made that (choice) and I am going to stand by my decision and I have to be a man about it,” said Edgar on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.
The title fight against Max Holloway has already been called off once before Frankie Edgar suffered an injury. However, The Answer still believes that two impressive victories might get him back on the right track and provide him with a chance for a title shot.
“I feel like I am still close, maybe not one, but two. As long as I keep training hard and keep putting myself in the right position, I will always be knocking on that door, so, my mentality hasn’t changed, I still want to be a champion,” he added.
“I know that path might be a little different, but I am still positive, you know? I’m not beat up, I got put down, rocked and stopped. I have to deal with it, come to terms with it, but, I am ready to put that work in and achieve these goals again.”
Frankie Edgar claims a drop down to Bantamweight division is not an option, and he still hopes he could win the title in Featherweight division. However, The Answer didn’t say that the Bantamweight division doors are completely shut.
Frankie Edgar will try to erase the memories of a terrible KO loss to Brian Ortega as soon as possible. He hopes to score another victory versus Cub Swanson in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on April 21, 2018.
There were many critics that Frankie Edgar should wait a bit more to recuperate his mind and body from the UFC 222 loss due to medical reasons. However, The Answer claims that he is the one who goes there and his decision won’t be swayed.