Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: High Wycombe, England
Frankie Edgar - An inspiration
Im so amazed and inspired by Frankies performance I just had to post. One of the most amazing displays of heart and courage I have ever seen.
He had every opportunity to give up and stay down, he was getting destroyed, smashed on his chin, controlled, GnP'd, his face was all messed up and he was struggling to stand.
He could have tapped out from all that punishment or just covered up and let the ref stop it and no one would have criticsed him for it.
Furthermore even after surviving the first round, he could easily have been a game quitter, tried a bit and exchanged but accepted that he was outmatched. Coming back with such fire and aggression yet a cool head and technical savy is just phenomenal to me.
Frankie is an example to everyone in any sport or in life in general. You get kicked down, beaten, humiliated to the point where you are 99% gone and you find the heart to not only carry on, but to fight back with everything you have.
It is just amazing to me. He had every way out, he could have come out in that second round and swung for the fences, got knocked out and gone out on his shield with everyones respect, but he found a way.
Not to mention Grey has walked through him before. Someone who has tooled you before, smashes you in the first round and you have the spirit to come back.
Not only was he hurt, but he was facing a 2 round deficit. It was an absolute mountain to climb and he did it.
I am a huge MMA fan, boxing fan, wrestling fan and sport fan in general and I cannot think of a single performance that is more inspiring.
The only thing that comes to mind is Buster Douglas vs Tyson. A 50 to 1 underdog loses his mother 2 weeks before the fight, he could have bailed out and no one would have said a word but he decides to fight on.
He gets knocked down in the 10th Rd and has every excuse to stay down but gets up with milliseconds to spare and comes back to knock the most hyped and savage fighter in history out, giving a man most considered immortal in the ring the first loss of his career.
I know I have repeated myself a lot here and I know we don't need another Edgar thread. I am willing to accept the inevitable neg rep so that I can express how much that fight meant to me.
Thanks for reading.