Frankie Edgar Wants New UFC Contract


Former UFC Lightweight Champion and multi-time UFC Featherweight Title challenger Frankie Edgar currently has one fight left on his contract with the UFC.

Edgar has spent over ten years in the UFC already and he would like to get another contract with the promotion.

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“I’d like to get a deal,” Edgar said on The MMA Hour. “That’s what I’d like to do. Who knows what’s really gonna happen. But I would like to get a deal. I don’t really want to go anywhere else. This has been my home since the beginning. I just don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t. It’s not like we’re that far apart.”

Several names -- notably Lorenz Larkin, Rick Story, Misha Cirkunov -- have all seen their contracts expire with the company.

Edgar has competed on the two biggest cards in UFC history, UFC 200 (where he fought Jose Aldo) and UFC 205 (where he fought Jeremy Stephens). During the fight with Stephens, which Edgar won by decision, Edgar was dealing with a knee injury at the time.

“I was banged up,” Edgar said. “Whatever. I was good enough to fight, though. The camp was rough, but by the time fight night came I was good enough to go.”

During his aforementioned decade in the UFC, Edgar earned a record of 16-5-1 in the promotion, with an overall record of 21-5-1 in his professional MMA career.

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