Frankie Edgar will get one more shot to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight title as it was recently announced he’d face current division champion Max Holloway in the main event of the upcoming UFC 218 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 2, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
It will be a monumental task to take down ‘“Blessed,” says Edgar, as the Hawaiian has been on a tremendous streak, winning eleven in a row, including capturing the interim 145-pound title before unifying it with his knockout win over Jose Aldo (video replay here).
“He’s a stud,” Edgar said of Holloway during a recent interview with UFC.com. “Just look at his record – it speaks volumes about what kind of fighter he is. And he’s so young, so he’s still coming into his own. It’s going to be a tall mountain to climb, but this is the spot I’m always in, it’s a spot that I relish and I look forward to proving people wrong again.”
Edgar has long been considered the underdog is just about every one of his championship bouts. That said, “The Answer” is in his comfort zone. After failing to win the Featherweight title on two separate occasions, Edgar says it will be one of his regrets if he isn’t able to secure the strap.
“It just means that my stubbornness was for something,” he said. “The fact that I haven’t taken my sights off that title and being number one, it will all be worth it when I get the title. I always feel like I put a hundred percent into everything I do and I do everything the right way, but I feel that if I don’t get this title, I’ll have some regret, and I don’t want to live with that,” concluded Edgar.
With 22 victories inside the Octagon, the ex-Lightweight champion has done more than enough to warrant Hall of Fame induction when his time comes. Still, “The Answer” isn’t content just yet and intends on ending Holloway’s reign at 145 pounds before it picks up further steam.
Can he do it?