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Frankie Edgar: Devastated on Pulling out from UFC 130

Written on May 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, opens up his thought on withdrawing from his UFC 130 bout against Gray Maynard.

Fighting Insider recently reported that UFC lightweight champion, , and pulled out from their bout due to injuries. Albeit the title holder admitted that his back injury was excruciatingly painful, Frankie Edgar explained that he’s planning to go for the bout despite the damage.

“I knew something was wrong, but I tried to fight through it, but then the rib began popping in and out — I am sure because I was favoring my back — but it was just too much.”

Things came soon to a head, and the lightweight champion was forced to seek medical advice. When Frankie Edgar was told that he was best served on the sidelines due to his bulging discs in his back, he was left almost devastated. But at the end of the day, he has reconciled with his situation. However, it is an undeniable fact that Frankie Edgar is still itching to finish his business with Gray Maynard.

“I guess it is better that we wait and fight when we are both ready. It wouldn’t be fair to Gray or me I guess. It is better for both of us to do this when we are… healthy enough to fight.”


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