Frankie “The Answer” Edgar is one of the most lovable fighters currently in the UFC. The fans love him and many still want to see UFC gold around his waist. Another such fighter is Cub Swanson and the pair are now set to have a rematch at UFC Fight Night 128. The pair have fought once before as well, Edgar had won their first fight in a dominating fashion. He has now claimed that he plans to “outdo” himself in the second fight with Swanson.
The former lightweight champion recently did an interview with MMA FIghting. Here’s what he had to say:
I think I’m still close, maybe not just one (win), but two and I feel like I’m right there. I always say, as long as I keep training hard and keep putting myself in the right position, I think I’ll always be knocking on that door.
So my mentality hasn’t changed. I still want to be a champion. I know the path might be a little different, but I’m still positive. I’m not beat up. I did get rocked during the fight. I got put down and I got rocked, I got stopped. I gotta deal with it, I’ve gotta come to terms with it, but I’m ready to put that work in and achieve these goals again.
I don’t care. Cub’s game, I’m game, let’s do it, it doesn’t matter at this point. It doesn’t really matter who fights who so much. I think this is all timing. If you’re winning fights at the right time, then good things happen.
Definitely not, I’m not going to go to 135 like that, I’m doing a couple more ones at ‘45, trying to get this belt at ‘45 still, and then we’ll worry about 135. I’m not saying we’re closing the door on it, but Thursday night of weigh-ins when you’re making ’45, ’35 is definitely not on my mind.
It took a little bit to get where I wanted to go, but once I got where I wanted, I kind of was able to do what I wanted, if that makes sense. I’m always trying to outdo myself, from my last performance or from my most previous performance. I’m definitely going to try to outdo myself from the last time I fought Cub.
You can read the full interview here.