Frankie Edgar faces off against Cub Swanson in a rematch of their 2014 in UFC Atlantic City’s co-main event just six weeks since his stunning UFC 222 loss to Brian Ortega.
Frankie Edgar may well be the most universally loved fighter in the history of the sport. I mean, that could be a stretch to say, but he is certainly in the discussion at the very least.
At 36-years-old, after a career in which he had never once been finished, the former lightweight champ finally met his maker in the form of the rising talent that is Brian Ortega and while it was amazing to see a fresh name like T-City’s in the 145lb title discussion, the MMA world collectively voiced their anguish at the fact that Frankie had finally been shut down.
He had the title shot sealed up too. He was originally scheduled to face the champ Max Holloway but when an injury struck the Hawaiian, Frankie took on the short-notice opponent Ortega and with it, fell short.
Now, with him scheduled to take on the perennial contender Cub Swanson in UFC Atlantic City’s co-main event, Frankie cuts his own promo this time around and explains why taking the fight just six weeks out from suffering such a brutal defeat was a no-brainer.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena