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Former UFC Champion Frankie Edgar On Last Fight Of Contract

For former UFC champion Frankie Edgar [1], there is a strong desire to end his career in the Octagon.

However, Edgar also understands the money game in the sport today.

“The Answer” was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show [2] recently, discussing his current contract status and future.

”Money talks,” Edgar said (thanks to MMA Fighting [6] for the quotes). “But honestly, if I’m being straight up, where do I want to finish my career? I do want to finish in the UFC. I got in the UFC (at) 5-0, and pretty much grew up here. It’d be nice to finish, but everything has to make sense.”

The 38-year-old Edgar has one fight left on his current deal. He is still planning to move down to bantamweight.

In late 2019, Edgar elected to step in and meet Chan Sung Jung [7], suffering a loss to “The Korean Zombie” at 155 pounds. He had been scheduled for his bantamweight debut with Cory Sandhagen [8].

”He got me with a good shot,” Edgar said. “(Expletive) hits hard. I was really down on myself for a while. Nobody takes losses well, and I definitely took it pretty bad.

”I thought I was going to go there, put this dude away, and enjoy Christmas. But it turned out to be the opposite. A little bit depressing during Christmas time. You’re trying to be nice to your family, but what’s weighing on your head is, ‘I just got TKO’d.’”

As for his future, Edgar noted positive talks with Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. Both fellow former UFC champions are now competing for ONE Championship [13].