If the UFC had a featherweight division in the mid-1990s maybe 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G would still be with us. Hip Hop needed Biggie and Pac while in a roundabout way the UFC’s has always kind of needed Frankie Edgar. The New Jersey featherweight is a known commodity in a new UFC era where so many fights bleed together after 25 straight weekends of TUFs, Fight Nights, and the occasionally $55 dollar pay per view.
Edgar is that dude who stole B.J Penn’s soul, had an epic trilogy with Gray Maynard, and oh yeah he also always walks out to Biggie’s 1997 anthem “Kick In The Door”. Real recognize real, and Edgar understands the importance of a good bass line in your walkout jam.
Urijah Faber and his 2Pac “California Love” entrance is part of what made the late, great WEC promotion amazing. Plus his cornrows were always perfectly lined up on fight night.
For the UFC’s first morning “super fight” Edgar beat Faber in a pitcher’s duel. Every round was close but each was a clear 10-9 for the former UFC 155 pound king. At 145 pounds Edgar’s wrestle-box combo of skills left Faber gun shy and forced him to counter for nearly the entire 25 minute fight. Edgar’s hands proved to be too quick and he racked up point after point on “The California Kid”.
All three judges scored the fight 50-45 in favor of Edgar. The 33 year old Edgar is now on a four fight winning streak and is 4-1 overall since moving down to 145 pounds. Next up for Edgar may be the winner of the Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor title fight, but until then “The Answer” will just sit back and listen to Life After Death on a loop.
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