Just one week after overcoming an overwhelming opening round beatdown at the hands of Gray Maynard to knock him out in the fourth round at UFC 136, Frankie Edgar paid a visit to the New York Jets in advance of their Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins tomorrow night (Oct. 17). Head Coach Rex Ryan, a noted MMA fan, asked Edgar to do the same last year and "The Answer" provided enough inspiration to help fuel a come-from-behind win against Houston. That eventually led to the team making the AFC Championship game. Will Edgar provide the same boost this year? Any Jets fans in the house feeling lucky?
Pic of the Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 3 scorecards from UFC 136 last night (Oct. 8) in Houston. Judges Cecil Peoples and Nelson Hamilton scored the first round a 10-9 while Doug Crosby scored it 10-8. Had the fight gone to decision it very well may have ended in controversy once again, but Edgar made sure to avoid as much by knocking Maynard out in the fourth round. Read more about that by clicking here. For a larger version of the scorecard picture, snapped by MMA Nation, click here.
UFC 136 poster for "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" on Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The event also features a featherweight title fight pitting champion Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, not to mention a middleweight number one contender bout between Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann. Expect a larger version to become available as we get closer to fight night. How do you like this one?
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz rub elbows with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and cornerback Asante Samuel at a recent practice for the NFL team (Pic). Both star players are noted fight fans, particularly Vick, who will reportedly be in attendance at this weekend's UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2' event at the Wells Fargo Center. Pundits are calling the Eagles the "Dream Team" this season ... maybe at the end of the year they will have titles of their own. But will Edgar and Cruz still have theirs?
Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar graces the cover of the April/May 2011 issue of UFC Magazine holding his 155-pound title. "The Answer" will defend his strap against Gray Maynard on May 28 in Las Vegas. For the current UFC 130 fight card and line-up click here.
UFC stars Chuck Liddell, Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller and Matt Serra (via Twitter) spent some time with troops down in Fort Hood, Texas in advance of Fight Night 23 tomorrow night (Jan. 22) to help raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. You can donate to the cause by clicking here. Remember tomorrow night MMAMania.com will have complete comprehensive results and live fight coverage of all the main card action for "Fight for the Troops 2" as well as provide all the latest fallout once the event is in the books.
F-R-A-N-K-I-E, FRANKIE, FRANKIE, FRANKIE! UFC lightweight champion provides a stirring motivational speech that propels the NY Jets to last minute victory over the Texans on Sunday, according to the New York Times.
UFC champions Georges St. Pierre and Frankie Edgar hit the red carpet for the ESPYs (Pic). Both, however, were unsuccessful this evening. St. Pierre missed out on "Best Fighter" to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Edgar dropped a decision in the "Biggest Upset" category to the Northern Iowa mens college basketball team, which upset the top seeded Kansas Jayhawks in the 2010 NCAA tournament.
UFC champions, Georges St. Pierre (welterweight) and Frankie Edgar (lightweight), have been nominated for 2010 Espy Awards. Here are the descriptions: BEST FIGHTER, Georges St. Pierre -- The UFC welterweight champion scored a pair of unanimous decisions, beating Dan Hardy and Thiago Alves. BEST UPSET, Frankie Edgar over B.J. Penn, MMA -- Dethroned the long-time lightweight champion, winning the title with a unanimous 50-45, 48-47, 49-46 decision at UFC 112. -- Became Penn’s first loss at lightweight since 2002. To cast your votes for St. Pierre and Edgar click here.