Frankie Edgar's Blogs

  • The McGregor Sweepstakes: Aldo, Edgar, Nurmagomedov Ruled Out for UFC 196 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    As soon as news broke on Tuesday that UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos had withdrawn from UFC 196, people began to speculate on potential replacement opponents for Conor McGregor.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael Bisping

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hendricks vs. Thompson - Zach Makovsky vs. Joseph Benavidez, flyweights; Rafael Feijao vs. Ovince St Preux, light heavyweights; Jared Rosholt vs. Roy Nelson, heavyweights; Stephen Thompson vs. Johny Hendricks, welterweights. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Edgar vs. Oliveira - Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar faces Brazilian featherweight submission ace Charles Oliveira. See how these two iron-willed ground specialists made their ways to the big show on UFC Main Event: Edgar vs. Oliveira.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael Bisping

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Stars of the Middleweight Division

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II - UFC lightweight title rematch.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael Bisping

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Hendricks vs. Thompson – Prelims; Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas, featherweight bout; Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins, flyweight bout; Damian Grabowski vs. Derrick Lewis, heavyweight bout; K.J. Noons vs. Joshua Burkman, lightweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Stars of the Middleweight Division

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Edgar vs. Oliveira - Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar faces Brazilian featherweight submission ace Charles Oliveira. See how these two iron-willed ground specialists made their ways to the big show on UFC Main Event: Edgar vs. Oliveira.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Michael Bisping

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Stars of the Middleweight Division

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    Luis Eduardo Flores vs. Jamal Herring - Luis Flores (21-2, 17 KOs) vs. Jamel Herring (14-0, 8 KOs) from Bethlehem, Pa.

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  • Matches to Make After ‘The Ultimate Fighter 22’ Finale By: Brian Knapp

    Frankie Edgar left no doubt as to the identity of the No. 1 contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title.

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  • UFC ‘The Ultimate Fighter 22’ Finale: The Forum Threads By: Jeff Sherwood

    Who said Frankie Edgar wasn’t a finisher?

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Here For Myself

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman - Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline - Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division, featuring Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin and Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Here For Myself

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Here For Myself

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira - Anderson Silva, braces for a title matchup against undefeated Chris Weidman. Plus, former champion Frankie Edgar meets Charles Oliveira in the co-main event. See all four athletes train then see their bouts from UFC 162.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Markos/Jury/Aldo/Weidman

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Aldo vs. McGregor

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Aldo vs. McGregor

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Aldo vs. McGregor

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
    Edgar vs. Penn 3 From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Trilogy: Liddell vs. Couture - Three classic fights between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Featherweight title fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator 147 - Josh Thomson takes on Pablo Villaseca in a Lightweight showdown from San Jose, California.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 49

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Fedor: Return of the Last Emperor
    An in-depth look at the life, motivations and mystique of the mixed martial arts legend.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 49

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Hands of Steel - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bone on Bone - Two hard-hitting teammates battle it out in the third quarterfinal fight. Then, a crafty veteran from Team McGregor faces off against one of Team Faber's most dynamic fighters in the fourth and final quarterfinal matchup.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Faber - Levan Makashvili vs. Mark Eddiva; Yui Chul Nam vs. Phillipe Nover; Neil Magny vs. Hyun Gyu Lim; Luke Barnatt vs. Mark Munoz; Costas Philippou vs. Gegard Mousasi; Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. From Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Mendes vs. McGregor - One of the most thrilling title fights in UFC history between The Notorious Conor McGregor and powerhouse Chad Mendes.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida fight.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson - Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 183
    Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Prelims From Las Vegas, Nevada.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Hands of Steel - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira - Anderson Silva, braces for a title matchup against undefeated Chris Weidman. Plus, former champion Frankie Edgar meets Charles Oliveira in the co-main event. See all four athletes train then see their bouts from UFC 162.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Hands of Steel - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Audio: UFC Conference Call with Edgar, Mendes, Namajunas, VanZant By: Sherdog.com Staff

    The media on Monday had an opportunity to question Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, Rose Namajunas and Paige VanZant ahead of next week’s multi-event UFC frenzy in Las Vegas.

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