Former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, spoke to mmaweekly.com about how life has been since he lost his belt at UFC 144 to Benson Henderson, the man he will face next weekend at UFC 150.
“It definitely doesn’t feel right. Especially when people say ‘former UFC world champion’. You try not to put everything on world titles and what not, but being champ is nice.
I think anybody that does anything, puts passion into what they do like myself, they want to be the best at it, and they want to be recognized as the best. Being a champion you get all the accolades that come along with it.
When you’re the champ you’re held in a different light, and that’s what I want. I definitely want to leave my mark on this sport and the best way to do it is by being a champion.”