Frankie Edgar Has One Fight Left On UFC Contract, Still Wants To Fight At Bantamweight

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Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar was last seen in the main event of UFC Fight Night Busan, suffering a TKO loss to Chan Sung Jung.

There is no word yet on when Edgar will fight again, but the next one is going to be the last on his current UFC contract, but it doesn’t seem like Edgar wants to leave the promotion anytime soon. 

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“It’ll be 13 years I’ve been in the UFC coming in February,” Edgar said on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “… Money talks. But I mean, honestly, if I was being straight up, where would I want to finish my career? I do want to finish in the UFC. I got in the UFC at 5-0. I pretty much grew up here. It’d be nice to finish it here, but everything has to make sense.”

Edgar made his UFC debut at UFC 67 in February of 2007 and has amassed a record of 17-8-1 in the promotion.

While it is unknown as to when Edgar will return to action, one thing the fighter wants is for that next bout to happen at bantamweight.

“I’m going to go down to 135,” Edgar said. “I’m probably like 156 right now. … My last fight, I was getting down to 145. I got down to 144.5. That’s only 8.5 (pounds) over where I’ve got to be to make 136. It was such an easy cut for this last time. … I think late spring or early summer, (I’ll be back) at 135.”

The former lightweight champion was supposed to make his bantamweight division debut at UFC Fight Night Raleigh before accepting the short notice opportunity at UFC Fight Night Busan.

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