UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar has always been known as one of the organization’s more respectful, soft-spoken competitors. However, based on his immediate reaction last night at UFC 150 after scores were read in his title-fight with Benson Henderson it was clear “The Answer” was left heated based on his belief he’d done enough to earn the decision win.
Edgar was not alone in his anger either, as numerous fans, members of the media, and his MMA peers also felt the former champion deserved to bring the belt back to New Jersey given his output against Henderson. Still, as controversial as the judges’ ruling might have been, it looks like Edgar has already started moving on from the disappointing result.
“I did think I did enough. I felt I pushed the pace. I felt I brought the fight to him. Yet here we are,” said Edgar at the post-event press conference. “It don’t really matter what I think at this point. I could be pissed off but you’ve still got the decision, it’s never gonna change…it is what it is.”
The defeat to Henderson marked the first losing streak of Edgar’s career as his second consecutive stumble inside the Octagon. That being said, it appears Edgar was not necessarily discouraged by the Split Decision and will be sticking with 155 pounds for the immediate future rather than dipping down to featherweight.
Check out highlights from the post-show presser below:
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