TORONTO—Frankie Edgar’s story will stay on eternally in the UFC Corridor of Popularity.
The UFC launched exact through Saturday’s UFC 297 broadcast that the primitive UFC light-weight champion is the first inductee of the promotion’s 2024 Corridor of Popularity class. An emotional Edgar became as soon as in attendance at Scotiabank Enviornment to gaze the distinction becoming official.
Focus on video of the announcement underneath.
Edgar, 42, joins the Contemporary Scuttle of the institution, which contains longtime competitors Jose Aldo and B.J. Penn, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre, and Ronda Rousey, and a quantity of superstars of the previous.
In his high, Edgar became as soon as a 3-division possibility, taking pictures the 155-pound title at UFC 112 in April 2010 with a controversial upset of Penn, and occurring to successfully defend the title three events. Edgar later dropped down to the featherweight division the build he twice challenged for featherweight gold, and closed out his career as a contender in the bantamweight division.
Edgar will continuously be remembered for his trilogy of fights with Gray Maynard, the second of which is broadly hailed as one of many glorious fights in MMA ancient previous and certain a future induction to the UFC Corridor of Popularity’s Combat Scuttle. His involving fashion led to eight Combat of the Evening bonuses in his 15-three hundred and sixty five days UFC career, a tally that is second to most productive Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz.
The proud New Jersey native retired in November 2022 after a knockout loss to Chris Gutierrez. Edgar’s legit file stands at 24-11-1.