Frankie Edgar Issues Statement On UFC 222 Defeat

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Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar suffered a first round knockout loss to Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222.

It was the first time that the New Jersey native had been finished in his professional MMA career, which has lasted almost thirteen years now.

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Edgar took a little time to recover from the loss before issuing the following statement on Twitter:

 

Ortega was actually a late replacement for UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway, who pulled out of a title defense against Edgar due to injury.

The win for Ortega will now get him a shot at the UFC Featherweight Title down the line as Holloway recovers, while Edgar’s next move is unknown at this time.

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