For former UFC champion Frankie Edgar, there is a strong desire to end his career in the Octagon.
However, Edgar also understands the money game in the sport today.
“The Answer” was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show recently, discussing his current contract status and future.
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) January 27, 2020
”Money talks,” Edgar said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “But honestly, if I’m being straight up, where do I want to finish my career? I do want to finish in the UFC. I got in the UFC (at) 5-0, and pretty much grew up here. It’d be nice to finish, but everything has to make sense.”
The 38-year-old Edgar has one fight left on his current deal. He is still planning to move down to bantamweight.
”He got me with a good shot,” Edgar said. “(Expletive) hits hard. I was really down on myself for a while. Nobody takes losses well, and I definitely took it pretty bad.
”I thought I was going to go there, put this dude away, and enjoy Christmas. But it turned out to be the opposite. A little bit depressing during Christmas time. You’re trying to be nice to your family, but what’s weighing on your head is, ‘I just got TKO’d.’”
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) January 29, 2020
As for his future, Edgar noted positive talks with Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. Both fellow former UFC champions are now competing for ONE Championship.