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I was a Frankie fan since the Tyson Griffin fight... that was a really good fight and that small guy fighting Griffin as big as he is and winnig made me a fan. I hope after the Maynard fight, he gets the credit he deserves.
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No neg rep from me, although here's some green for an excellent post.

Frankie is all heart and hopefully more people start talking about the dude being a top p4p fighter because he certainly is. Definitely top 10.
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I was a Frankie fan since the Tyson Griffin fight... that was a really good fight and that small guy fighting Griffin as big as he is and winnig made me a fan. I hope after the Maynard fight, he gets the credit he deserves.
Just watched the fight and it was awesome. Frankie showing great guts, cardio, wrestling and improvisation.

Big heart and high pain threshold not tapping to a very tight knee bar that was on for a good 30 seconds.
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I became a fan after the first BJ fight which was a great tense fight.

But goddamn that maynard fight man. i was sweating bullets and then when he came back in the second and landed that slam i started going freaking nuts as well as when he got every other TD and especially when he had that guillotine.

I'm definitely glad, now that it seems that frankie is finally getting his respect from everyone. the guy truly has the heart of a champion.

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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.
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I was a Frankie fan since the Tyson Griffin fight... that was a really good fight and that small guy fighting Griffin as big as he is and winnig made me a fan. I hope after the Maynard fight, he gets the credit he deserves.
Frankie showed heart in that fight! Griffin had Frankie knee locked in tight and even bended it the other way. Thinking about still makes me cringe! Any sane human being would have tapped from that but Frankie risked his career and started throwing punches at Griffin until the clock ran out.

Reflecting on this I'm not surprised Frankie endeared 5 rounds of punishment from Gray Maynard!

You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam
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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.
Maynard punched himself out. dropping someone multiple times is hardly playing it safe.

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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.
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I just wanted to share something funny at the bar I was at. While Edgar was getting pummelled...someone yelled out..."WHERE'S THE ANSWER!!!"

He's the little engine that could. Reminds me of Rudy.
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