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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 03:22 AM
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I agree 100%. I was never an Edgar fan prior to this fight but the guy won me over with the heart he shown in the 1st round. It was like he fighting for his life.

The whole fight had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
Yeah man. Made a fan out of me.
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Inspirational kinda like the Silva fight.

Sonnen disrespected the nog's bjj, he shows up to fight with bruised ribs, takes a beating for 5 rounds and manages to win via triangle choke in the closing half of the last round. Everyone has a story to why they do what they do, it's very interesting when you know why because it means so much more. Honestly, if they showcased the training these guys endure, the sacrifices they make for a fight, you'll be inspired. It takes heart to be a fighter in general.
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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.
Rudy wasn't good enough to play Edgar is the best in the world in his division. That movie was like 90% hollywood bullshit also Edgar is the real deal. He is more like Allen Iverson for a sports comparison.
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SOmething about being from the jersey shores made me hate edgar. When i taught about Edgar i used to think or people like paul d, the situation etc. However after that fight i respect edgar i was a fan until i re watched the fight and saw the post conference. Maynard is the man ( used to hate him).Edgar is really good though i used to think he was matt serra 2.0 but now he is the real deal.
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If anything this gave a lot more attention to the LW division and especially Edgar. He's probably going to be on the front cover of the next UFC mag with a "Rocky" headline.

I give props to Edgar because he has to utilize his speed and technique. He knows he can't hurt his opponents. GSP is similar although it's more mental than physical. He can hurt his opponents, but he chooses not to. BUT from MW - HW it's usually beat down central.
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If anything this gave a lot more attention to the LW division and especially Edgar. He's probably going to be on the front cover of the next UFC mag with a "Rocky" headline.
What? I am shocked to find out that the UFC has a magazine and that people actually still read magazines. I haven't seen someone read a magazine in like 10 years outside of a doctors office and 99% of people decide to sit there doing nothing instead.
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What? I am shocked to find out that the UFC has a magazine and that people actually still read magazines. I haven't seen someone read a magazine in like 10 years outside of a doctors office and 99% of people decide to sit there doing nothing instead.
There is much truth to this...
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Truly an inspiration too all of us!!!

It really shows you again how far you can get with pure desire and an iron will!!!

I became a huge Frankie Edgar Fan that night!
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That was an inspirational post right there, good job.

And yea, i used to think that Franky lacked killer instinct and decided to play it safe rather than go in for the kill, but after watching the BJ fight again and now just the maynard fight its clear he just doesnt quite have the power. He landed some big shots on both Penn and Edgar, but just didnt have the power to TKO them. Therefore he utilises his lightening speed, footwork and technique. GSP has the power, he just lacks the instincts and mentality to finish imo.

I really hope Frankie outclasses Maynard for 5 rounds in the next fight.
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when frankie got dropped in the first round multiple time, my heart started to drop and i felt so bad for him. this guy had to beat bj penn twice because noone believed in him and now he's gonna lose his title in what was basically his first real title defense and everyone was just going to consider him a transitional champion

then when he got up and his legs was still wobbly as fuk i was just waiting for him to get knocked out soon enough but dude has the heart of a lion and just slowly regained his equilibrium and put on a damn show

even if it was a draw, his heart alone showed he was much more of a champion than maynard or bj ever was

fight was like something from a movie scene. frankie edgar is a true underdog story
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