The UFC future hall of Famer Frankie Edgar faced a disappointing loss against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov. The former UFC Lightweight champion faced loss in the very first round that too in just 28 seconds.
Edgar was looking for one final run to one more UFC title but Sandhagen crushed his dream with a knockout by a running flying knee. After his defeat, Edgar accepted the defeat and issued a statement with his Instagram post.
He says, “I’ve licked my wounds long enough, I’m home with my family life is good. On Saturday I was as prepared for a fight as I could have been. Props to Cory Sandhagen he landed a perfectly timed and executed bomb on me, luckily I don’t really remember it much lol.”
“This game can be a cruel bi**h and Saturday night was just that but I ain’t panicked I been here before. Thank you to my family, team, and friends who really are all one in the same for continually giving me the love and support it takes to be a fighter.”
“The loyalty and unconditional love and guidance you all give me is truly unbelievable I love you all more than you know. To my fans who always ride with me I appreciate you all and you (make) this fun for me. Till the next time, see you all soon! #Fe”
What future holds for Frankie Edgar?
This loss was Edgar’s first loss in the Bantamweight division and his third loss in his last four appearances. Edgar holds an impressive record of remarkable victories against fighters such as B.J. Penn, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, and Sean Sherk.
Since his loss against Jose Aldo at UFC 200, Edgar has never been the same but he is still an inspiration for many UFC fighters and they believe he will bounce back for sure.