Frankie Edgar Speaks On Hypothetical Fight With Makhachev

Las Vegas – One of the newest inductees into the UFC Hall of Fame, Frankie Edgar, touched on what the induction means to him and what a hypothetical fight with lightweight champ Islam Makhachev would look like.

Edgar, 42, was in Las Vegas for International Fight Week including the hall of fame ceremony, and UFC X. At the ceremony Edgar received endless amount of praise from fellow fighters.

“It means a lot. The respect from your peers is kind of what everybody sets out for. You know I treat people well, they treat me well, you’ve got to treat people how you want to be treated,” Edgar told Cageside Press at UFC X.

“That’s kind of how I go about my way.”

The UFC vet also had some wisdom for up-and-coming fighters who want to make their way to the UFC.

“Win fights. Train hard. Put your head down (and) do the work. Winning has a way of taking care of things. Luckily I won the fights that I needed to win to get the title fights and all that stuff. I may not have done it through social media or talking on a microphone, but I speak with actions,” he said.

“To these young guys coming up set your goals, work hard, put your head down and make sure you make the best of those opportunities because they always come.”

Edgar held the UFC lightweight title for about two years. The current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev seems almost unbeatable, but Edgar still took some time to speak on a hypothetical matchup.

“Islam’s quite a bit bigger than I especially when I was at 55. Just like I fought these big guys. I’d have to keep my feet moving, try to land a lot of punches, and hopefully get a takedown,” said Edgar

“But on Islam that might be tough. I believe in myself. Islam’s a stud. He’s the guy now that’s all that matters.”

Watch the entire interview with UFC HOF Frankie Edgar above.