"I was in awe of it myself; I was in awe of what I'd done, just like everyone else. I don't like the first round, I have two young kids, they'll be watching it, and they don't like the first round either. Everyone asked how did you make it through the round? I don't know. I don't know what it is. I guess I'll attribute it to how I prepare myself, and my will to win. When I watched it, it's like I became a fan of myself, too."
-- UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar tells MMAFighting.com that he was very impressed with himself when he first viewed his championship win over Gray Maynard at UFC 136 on Oct. 9, 2011. In what was the third fight of their very exciting trilogy, "The Answer" avenged the only loss on his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record when he emphatically knocked out "The Bully" in the fourth round. Edgar survived an early first round scare (again), which was eerily similar to his second fight with Maynard the ended in a draw at UFC 125 this past New Years Day, putting an end to their feud. After weathering the first round storm that left him bloodied and battered, a composed Edgar did his best "Rocky Balboa" impersonation by taking a beating and coming back to steal the victory. Edgar will next defend his title against former WEC standout Ben Henderson at the promotion's much anticipated return to "The Land of the Rising Sun" as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes the long tread Far East to Japan for UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson." Were you as impressed as Edgar with his performance at UFC 136, or have you seen better?