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Frankie Edgar sounds pretty injured

More details are coming out regarding the dual injuries that took both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard off UFC 130. While it sounds like Gray may have stayed the course if he was still fighting for the belt, Frankie didn’t have much of an option but to pull out.

“All of the reports are talking about my ribs, it’s actually my back. My back’s been bothering me for quite some time. A few weeks ago I had to take a week off so that my back could calm down and I was trying to fight through it,” Edgar explains. “I got through it and it kept blowing out on me here and there but then I ended up blowing out a rib last week. My rib kept popping in and out and then last week my back went out on me really bad, so I went to see a doctor and he said I’ve got bulging discs and now I’m going to go see a specialist to see what he can do about it.”

“I saw a UFC doctor yesterday and he said my L2 and L5 discs are bulged, and he recommended that I don’t fight right now. I can’t even put my socks on or hold my kids, it’s pretty bad right now. I was planning on going through with the fight with the back injury. I didn’t want to postpone the bout at all. I feel like I lost the fight right now,” he says. “I’m very depressed about this whole situation. I’m sure in a couple of days I’ll realize I did the right thing by going to see a doctor. It’s not fair to myself, to Gray, it’s not fair to the fans to take a fight like this. I mean, I’m never 100 percent healthy when I step in the Octagon anyway but this is something different. I’m not even 30% right now. When it’s really inflamed, the pain is excruciating. When [the injury] happened on Saturday the drive back home from Ricardo [Almeida’s gym] was the longest drive of my life.”

If the guy can’t even handle a pair of socks, how could he deal with a blanket like Gray? Another question is how long will it take for Edgar to heal up. On the list of things you don’t want fucked up, your back comes in just after brain and eyes. We learned watching Thiago Silva struggle for the past two years that guys just don’t come back the same. I’d say this magical ‘Move the fight to UFC Pittsburgh’ solution is sounding less likely than before.

  • Reverend Clint

    guido pussy

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Poor dude.  I hope he gets better and has a full recovery.  I wouldn’t wish that shit on anyone.  My best friend is going through a disc/sciatic issue right now and it’s truly fucktacular.  I can’t imagine an athlete who’s game is based on being nimble going through this shit.  And not even being able to pick up his spawn is turrible.

    That said, he’ll be out a year if he wants to come back healthy, so he needs to relinquish the belt immediately.  Anything less is a bitch move.

    Gil, Miller, Pettis and Bendo – Hell in the Cell.

  • Letibleu

    I would do an interim right away. He worked so hard to get it and keep it (fight BJ twice, then the only guy to beat him, go through hell to tie it and then be forced to fight him yet again for a potential 10 rounds total).

    Problem is Edgars style seems to be the style most affected by ringrust. If he keeps the belt and they do an interim he will probably lose it imediately upon his return cause he will meet the baddest of the 5  (Gil, Miller, Pettis, Grey and Bendo). If anyone mentions Aoki I will slap them.

    This would have been the perfect time for Alvarez to pop up but he is too pussy (it is my only conlcusion as to his not coming to the UFC, he is concious and scarred shitless that he would become just another guy that cant get through C. Guida instead of the king of a pussy hill).

  • Letibleu

    This is a hysterical historical moment where I reveal my very second decent GIF! It captures the embarrassing moment of Edgars injury.

  • Reverend Clint

    interim belt tourny

  • frickshun

    WTF is going on there Leti? Calling it a FAIL. Bring on the stickdeath!!

  • Omomatta

    BABABABABABAWAAWAWAWA!!!!! Wait a minute. Fuck Frankie Edgar…… Ryan…..did you say UFC Pittsburgh????!!! Why didn’t any of you cunt faces tell me about this?

  • Omomatta

    Fuck!!!! I’m out of town that weekend!!!!

  • CAP

    If he is out for a good amount of time I do like the interim tournament idea like they did with heavyweight. They have enough guys in contendership to make it interesting.

    I don’t think Alvarez is scared one bit by the UFC ligtweights. He’s making good money doing what he’s doing. But if he wants to be in the conversation of best lightweights he needs fight there eventually imo. I think he would do quite well in the UFC.

  • Letibleu

    Roger. I convinced myself it was good because of the time that went into it. You know that saying “it’s the thought that counts”, well it’s bullshit.


    I am working on the MMA (Matchtick Martial Arts) show at this very moment.

  • Letibleu


  • CAP

    I think I like it. His eye popping out reminds me of Greg Jackson telling George to “Hit him with his groin” after he blew it out.


  • Letibleu

    I moved it HERE.

  • iamphoenix