Frankie Edgar: “I’ve Still Got That Burning Desire” (UFC 162 Video)


Frankie-Edgar-UFC-136-2-460x270Former UFC lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar will compete in a non-title fight for the first time since 2009 on Saturday at UFC 162 against Charles Oliveira.  With no title on the line, Edgar has the same motivation as if it were a title fight.

“I’m easily motivated.  I’ve still got that burning desire.  I’ve got no problem getting up in the morning and hitting it hard in the gym,” said Edgar during the UFC 162 open workouts on Wednesday.

Oliveira hopes to make a name for himself by defeating the former champion, but Edgar says that’s not going to happen.

“It’s a unique position for me.  It means I’ve done something right in my career if guys can make names based on me.  But I’m not thinking about that happening,” he said.  “There hasn’t been a fight I haven’t shown up for.  I know Saturday night I’m going to show up.  I prepared the right way.  I did everything I could do to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

Because title shots can wait. It seems the lobbying of Frankie Edgar and his team has paid off, as "The Answer" has finally been booked to face off against current No. 1 Featherweight contender, Cub read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

Big news for the UFC as Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson will be facing off on November 22 in Austin, Texas. The UFC announced a major fight on UFC Tonight, setting Frankie Edgar up to take on Cub Swans read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

Cub Swanson will lock horns with Frankie Edgar in a featherweight matchup with title implications when the UFC heads to Austin, Texas, on Nov. 22. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

A featherweight showdown with title implications is coming to Austin. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will meet Cub Swanson in the five-round main event of the UFC Fight Night card in T read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

A featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson will headline UFC Fight Night Austin in November, according to a report on Wednesday evening. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC Fight Night 57's main event is official, and it is a good one. Electrifying featherweights Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson will square off for five rounds on November 22 in Austin, Texas. The news read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 67 views

Former UFC lightweight champion, B.J. Penn responds to Mike Dolce's claims that improper training may have led to his loss against Frankie Edgar. UFC every-weight, B.J. Penn is still making waves in read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 397 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Hermes Franca, made his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) last week (Aug. 28, 2014) after doing time (and getting deport read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 107 views

Remember when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Ben Henderson wanted to move up to 170 pounds for a "super fight" against Georges St. Pierre? Well, that isn't happen read news >>