Frankie Edgar’s Plan To Get Next Title Shot? Just Win


While the UFC’s featherweights have basically been talking over each other as they attempt to graduate from the Daniel Cormier School of How To Get A Title Shot, Frankie Edgar has his own plan.

To win.

Instead of engaging in call-outs and or talking smack like Conor McGregor seems to have perfected, Edgar has remained relatively silent. The decision is a stark change from the strategies employed by Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Bermudez and even his opponent this Saturday, Cub Swanson.

“You just never know the landscape and what things are going to happen, and who is going to say what to create some attention, what Dana’s thinking or Lorenzo’s thinking. I just go out there and do my job and win fights. If I win impressively, it has a way of taking care of things. If I go out there and perform like I want to, everything will go my way,” Edgar said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

“All these guys are talking. [McGregor]’s kind of setting the pace for everybody. Chael [Sonnen] definitely did, but Chael’s kinda been in a sport for the while when he did it. Conor kinda came out of nowhere and did it. People are taking notice. ‘Wow, this gets me some attention. This gets me in the forefront.’ People are taking notice and starting to open their mouths more.

“I just think people want to prove themselves to be the man and debunk everything he’s saying. I don’t really get caught up in stuff like that. I sit back, take a look at it, see how it plays out. You know me. I don’t get paid to talk.”