Frankie Edgar eyes retirement fight at UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is nearing the end of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. And “The Answer” wants his final fight to take place on his territory.

According Aaron Bronsteter of TSN SportsEdgar is considering a fight at UFC 281’s upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, 2022.

“Just spoke with Ali Abdelaziz, who says Frankie Edgar last asked to fight at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden and will face whoever the promotion puts ahead of him.”

Edgar is currently riding a two-fight losing streak and was last seen getting knocked out by Marlon Vera at UFC 268 in November 2021 (see it here). Prior to that, he was stopped by strikes in the very first round by Cory Sandhagen, putting him 1-4 in his last five fights inside the Octagon.

Edgar made his bantamweight debut in August 2020, defeating Pedro Munhoz by split decision. Despite only going 1-2 in the division, ‘The Answer’ manages to earn 11th place in the official rankings. Before dropping to 135 pounds, Edgar competed for the featherweight title twice, losing to Max Holloway and Jose Aldo.

Now the longtime veteran who has competed inside the Octagon 29 times and has several notable wins under his belt against Charles Oliveira, Yair Rodriguez, Chad Mendes and three against BJ Penn.

While it’s unclear what weight class Edgar plans to compete in for his final professional MMA fight, he’s ready to take on all comers. That said, who would you like to see face off against one of the all-time greats in his farewell fight?


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