Frankie Edgar is a professional mixed martial artist from New Jersey, USA. Edgar has made quite a name for himself in MMA with fights against B.J. Penn, Urijah Faber, and Cub Swanson.
In the bantamweight division in the UFC, Frank is ranked No 5. His fighting skills can be attributed to a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and boxing.
Discover intriguing facts about Frankie Edgar in this review.
Who is Frankie Edgar?
Frank James Edgar, aka ‘The Answer,’ is an American fighter from Toms River. He is the first-born son to Mary Annese and Frank Edgar.
Mary is primarily of Italian descent, and so is her father and her current husband, Edgar’s stepfather. Frank Edgar, the father, on the other hand, has some traces of German ancestry.
Frankie began his career in wrestling at a relatively young age. At Toms River High School East, he made it to the New Jersey state championship tournament three times.
As a junior, he was placed second, and when he was a senior, he came in fifth place.
Additionally, Edgar was a contestant at the NHSCA Senior Nationals, where he came in second place. This was before he finished high school.
When he joined the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Edgar soldiered on with his passion for wrestling. He qualified for the nationals throughout all his four years in the institution.
Frankie still enjoys training the youth in wrestling despite his stellar MMA career tucked safely in his waistband. He is currently a coach of the Rutgers University wrestling team.
His career in the UFC.
Frankie had attained an admirable record of 5-0 when he was trying out for ‘The Ultimate Fighter season five.
He showcased his skills in front of UFC president Dana White and Joe Silva. It wasn’t enough to earn him a slot on the show.
However, luck shone on his side when he was called to fight against an undefeated MMA fighter, Tyson Griffin. The two-faced each other at the UFC 67 event, where Edgar won via unanimous decision.
Interestingly, Frankie was taken down by Tyson using the deep kneebar move, but Edgar refused to tap out.
This fight placed Frankie under the limelight as the match was replayed incessantly on ‘UFC Unleashed.’ Edgar made his first main debut in UFC at UFC 78, where he faced a veteran named Spencer Fisher. He won via a unanimous decision.
Frankie has often shown how much he is rooted in this art on multiple occasions. After his first loss against Fray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 13, Edgar faced Hermes Franca in a subsequent event.
He won this UFC Fight Night 14 match. Impressively, Frankie dominated a match against former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk.
Despite Sherk being the heavier and ultimately stronger fighter, Frankie overwhelmed the fighter through all three rounds.
Edgar faced a household name, BJ Penn, at the UFC 112 event. The match was a close call, and when Frankie emerged victorious, no one could believe it. He obtained the UFC Lightweight Championship.
As a result, he was announced by ESPN as a nominee for the ‘Best Upset of the Year’ at the ESPY Awards in 2010.
Following their first bout and the controversy it created, Frank and BJ had a rematch.
Once again, Edgar won the fight dominating the ring with his exceptional fighting skills.
After this match, it was hard not to give Frankie credit and praise he deserved. The phenomenal fighter amassed a colossal of fans thereafter.
Frankie is currently fighting in the UFC bantamweight division. This is a part of his renewed multi-fight contract with UFC.
For Edgar’s debut in this new division, he faced Pedro Munhoz in the ring. Edgar seems to be off to a good start as he emerged victorious against his opponent.
Impressively, in his 12 years of professional fighting, Edgar has won 23 matches out of 30.
He also works as a Commentator.
Other than being an MMA fighter, Frankie has carved a successful career as a commentator.
His first commentating opportunity was on ‘Brave 3: Battle in Brazil’. He is currently signed with ‘Brave Combat Federation’ and is set to start as a color commentator.
Frankie also features all three ‘UFC undisputed’ and the ‘EA Sports’ video games.
How old is Frankie Edgar?
Frank James Edgar was born on 16th October 1981. He celebrated his 39th birthday a few months ago. Scientists associate people born in October with ‘hard work’ and ‘determination.’
His Net Worth.
Frankie Edgar generates most of his income from his career in mixed martial arts. The details of his salaries have not yet been publicly disclosed.
His wealth in 2019 was $2 million. This year, however, Frankie Edgar’s net worth stands at a whopping $3 million.
Frankie is Married to his Wife Renee Edgar.
A fighter’s life is nothing short of chaos. Frankie Edgar found his calm in a beautiful lass named Renee.
Nine days after winning the UFC Fight Night 14, Renee walked down the aisle and met her husband in front of an officiating minister in a private ceremony.
The couple met in high school, where they kindled their romance. They kept their relationship under wraps for years before finally making it known to the public.
Renee and Frankie have two sons, Francesco and Santino James, born in January 2009 and May 2010.
In June 2014, blessings came knocking again as Renee welcomed their daughter, Valentina.
Height and Weight.
Frankie Edgar is 1.68m (5 ft 6) and weighs 61 kg (135.5lbs).
Looking at Frankie Edgar’s Social Media Activity.
Frankie Edgar has 777,000 followers on Instagram. He uses this platform to stay grounded with his fans and to share his life experiences with them.
On his page, you will take note of his admiration and support for veterans. Additionally, Edgar’s page is full of photos of his children and his wife.
Frankie Edgar’s Wiki-Bio and Facts.
|Full name||Frank James Edgar|
|Date of Birth||16th October 1981|
|Place of Birth||Toms River, New Jersey|
|Profession||Professional mixed martial artist|
|Net worth||$3 million|
|Parents||Mary Annese Edgar, Frank Edgar|