Ex-UFC Champ Frankie Edgar Makes Pro Wrestling Appearance At Charity Event, Slams 2 Opponents

"The Answer" showed off some pro wrestling skills at a charity event.

Frankie Edgar
Frankie Edgar - Image via @frankieedgar Instagram
  • Frankie Edgar showed up and performed at a pro wrestling even in New Jersey
  • “The Answer” was pleased to have made an appearance in the squared circle

Just weeks after officially notifying the UFC about his retirement, Frankie Edgar stunned a crowd in a pro wrestling charity event in his hometown, New Jersey. The former UFC lightweight champion put on quite a performance in his brief appearance in the squared circle.

An MMA legend shows up

As it turned out, Edgar’s pro wrestling stunt was a special appearance for the retirement match of his pal named “Nova” in the charity event hosted by Stand Alone Wrestling, a New Jersey-based pro wrestling organization backed by The 200 Club.

Upon entering the squared circle, “The Answer” took on three bigger opponents. Edgar slammed two guys and even pulled off a judo throw on one of them before playing the role of a referee and counted 1 to 3 as his pal Nova pinned one of their opponents.

The crowd was delighted with Edgar’s performance, and apparently, the man himself was also pleased.

“I had an absolute blast last night in the squared circle for Toms River’s own Nova’s retirement match!” Edgar wrote on Instagram. “It was great mixing it up with the guys and putting on a show for a great charity the 200 club.”

Frankie knew it was time to say goodbye

Edgar may not be the best pro wrestler out there but his MMA accomplishments speak for themselves. Modern-day MMA fans may remember “The Answer” as the guy who suffered three devastating KO losses against the best bantamweight fighters in the UFC, but during his prime years, Edgar was one of the biggest draws in the promotion.

He beat UFC legend B.J. Penn in 2010 to become the UFC lightweight champion and competed for the featherweight title in 2013. Edgar also defeated some of the best fighters in both divisions, including Sean Sherk, Gray Maynard, Charles Oliveira, Urijah Faber, and Chad Mendes.

Unfortunately, Edgar didn’t find much success when he dropped down to the bantamweight division, winning only one of his four fights as a 135-pounder. The 41-year-old already said he’s calling it a career prior to what had become his final fight at UFC 281 against Chris Gutierrez. After getting knocked out by Gutierrez, Edgar stayed true to his word and announced his retirement.

Several ex-UFC stars have already made the big switch to pro wrestling after leaving MMA. However, it is yet to be known whether Edgar would follow suit.

Published on December 5, 2022 at 10:01 am
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