Originally Posted by Zafersan
To each his own I guess. I still hate Frankie and believe the only reason why he survived the first round is because Gray didn't pull the trigger. Gray is shy and rather win on the scorecards.
If BJ had Frankie hurt, Frankie would be looking like Joe Stevenson.
That's utter nonsense...most of the MMA community is in agreeance that Edgar took a beating like no other and recovered remarkably with a heart that is second to none and you're saying Gray didn't pull the trigger. The fight could have justifiably been stopped on more than one occasion in the first, I'd hardly call that playing it safe.
To each his own, but I like how you say "if BJ had Frankie hurt" last time I checked BJ had two chances to hurt Edgar and didn't...get over it.
I was a fan of Edgar's from seeing his griffin and boceck fights, but really started following him leading up to the sherk fight. After that night I predicted he would dethrone Penn in my inner circle and it came to fruition. Be looks like a little rocky marciano to me and he's got sick skills.
The second Penn fight was even more spectacular than the first, but last night...last night was something I never could have expected. I totally agree with the OP and I too was on the edge of my seat the entire fight. My heart sank in that first minute, yet the action was so unbelievable and seeing frankie's amazing rolls out of danger and his wobbly shuffle. Man, when be put Gray in check with that blasting right!
The when he came back and won that second round decisively. Brock Les nar could take a lesson from Frankie Edgar, Florian could take a lesson from Edgar. Edgar showed the true heart of a champion, and showed that Penn had no heart on the negative side of things.
Sometimes things in MMA seem karmaic. Was this to be Edgar's lesson in what it's like to lose twice to someone like he did to Penn? Either way he didn't let it happen, and to fight to a draw after that first round is a moral victory in itself. Regardless of the decision, Frankie won that fight in my eyes and is without a doubt a true champion.
He might be sliding past Machida as my favorite fight, and I can't believe I'm saying that.