Frankie Edgar is excited to finally be recognized as the no. 1 lightweight title contender in the UFC. He tells us how hard he’s worked to go to the top of the division and feels prepared to face UFC champ BJ Penn as part of the UFC 112 main event.
Although he continues to train hard everyday, his main concern is fighting in the dry climate that Abu Dhabi has to offer. Let us remind you, the UFC 112 event will take place outdoors so weather will definitely be a factor for most fighters.
From Frankie Edgar:
“It’s great to be recognized by the UFC as the No. 1 contender. I put a lot of work into this. It’s midnight right now and I left my house at 5:30 in the morning and I won’t be home until after midnight. I work hard and I think I deserve it… By the time nighttime rolls in Abu Dhabi (the card begins at 9 p.m.) it should be a comfortable temperature… Being in the desert, it might be a little drier than I’m used to. But I’m going to go out there 10 days beforehand to adjust… I’ve fought outdoors before, just mostly in Seaside.”