Frankie Edgar admits he still has a fight 'inside himself' and is sincere when talking about a possible return

At 42 years old, the veteran highlights the importance of the recognition received by fans; athlete has been retired since 2022

Frankie Edgar retired in 2022. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

MMA icon and responsible for unforgettable fights, Frankie Edgar admits that he misses fighting even at 42 years of age and after a dramatic end to his career. Still attentive to everything that happens in the organization he once reigned, the veteran opened the game and admitted to having the 'fight' within himself and said that the feeling will be eternal, despite denying a possible return.

“I'm not planning a comeback. I didn't want to retire, but I made that choice. I thought it was the right time. I've been very busy with other things. That's still with me. It will never disappear. I’ll be 70 years old and this shit won’t go away,” he said. Frankie Edgar in an interview with 'MMA Fighting'.


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Nominated for the UFC Hall of Fame, Frankie highlighted his dedication to the organization he fought for for so many years and highlighted the importance of recognition from the MMA community.

“I dedicated myself body and soul to the UFC. I was 5-0 when I entered the UFC. My career was in the UFC. I never imagined having this kind of career, this kind of life, but I worked really, really hard for it. Receiving this recognition and the people who are by your side in this type of situation means everything. You are in the record books forever. It means a lot,” he concluded.


Frankie Edgar in the last victory of his career against Peter Munhoz. Photo: Reproduction / Twitter UFC

Inactive since 2022, Frankie hung up his gloves after suffering three consecutive knockouts during his career in the UFC. In his recent retrospect, the veteran won just one of the last five fights he had for the organization.

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