A knee in the middle hit Edgar’s flow, sending him to the canvas at the 2:01 mark of the opening frame. This was his third loss by knockout in his previous four fights, while Gutierrez extended his undefeated streak to eight matches.
Emotional Edgar said, “I love this sport, man.” Joe Rogan Then. “I didn’t want to go out that way, but this sport is great. I have my family here. That’s all that matters.”
Then Edgar collapsed into the arms of his colleagues before exiting the octagon for the last time. Hugging his wife outside the cage.
Here’s how the fighters reacted to Frankie Edgar’s retirement battle for the main card of UFC 281, which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Man, it sucks to see a legend come out like that
– Siddiq Yusuf (Sodiq) November 13, 2022
Your joy isn’t what anyone wanted to see but Frankie rolled the dice one last time. What a hell of a profession. Enjoy the legend of the next stage # UFC281
– Damien Brown (@beatdown155) November 13, 2022
Outside of my team, Frankie Edgar is my favorite fighter. I remember Ali asked me to wrestle with Frankie when he was in LA. You really are a hit star. Thank you for inspiring me and so many people like me. God bless you and your family. Tweet embed
Beneildariush (@beneildariush) November 13, 2022
I’d hate to see a legend come out like that. Unforgiving sport. Frankie is forever a gangster
– Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) November 13, 2022
Frankie, you are a legendary brother. Nothing to hang your head on. I know you have a lot of successful avenues after this chapter of your life. Long live strong iron, Frankie Edgar! # UFC281
– Aljamin Sterling (funkmasterMMA) November 13, 2022
Frankie Edgar = Legend! Entering the Hall of Fame soon.
– Michael (bisping) November 13, 2022