Frankie Edgar posts statement on UFC 240 defeat: “I take solace into losing to a man like Max” - MMA - TheMacLife

Frankie Edgar posts statement on UFC 240 defeat: “I take solace into losing to a man like Max”

Frankie Edgar can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt, but he can acknowledge his competitor with grace.

By Oscar Willis - 30 Jul 2019

Frankie Edgar hates losing, but such is the calibre of the man that he can find the silver lining in heartbreak.

Edgar lost his chance at winning the UFC featherweight championship after dropping a unanimous decision loss to champion Max Holloway. After the fact, he noted how disappointed he was, but emphatically told commentator Joe Rogan that he’d be back competing again before long.

Today, he added to his post fight feelings, taking to his social media to note that — while the pain is still great — there are some reasons to accept the loss with understanding.

“I took a day to travel home and sulk in my sorrows and while my heart is still broken I’m still proud of my performance,” Edgar wrote. “I will never be ok with losing but I take solace into losing to a man like Max, a true champion that represents himself, his family, and our sport like no other. I can take this loss like a man and show my children that failing and getting knocked down is ok just as long as we get back to our feet to fight again.

“I’m far from done but right now I just want to enjoy my family. Thanks to my team for always having me prepared to the fullest, getting ready for Max was a daunting task but yet they had me ready. Thank you to all the fans for their outpouring of love and support through out my career. And special thanks to my Family and my Wife for being my backbone and letting me know what is truly important in this life of mine. ❤️ till the next time…..”

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I took a day to travel home and sulk in my sorrows and while my heart is still broken I'm still proud of my performance. I will never be ok with losing but I take solace into losing to a man like Max, a true champion that represents himself, his family, and our sport like no other. I can take this loss like a man and show my children that failing and getting knocked down is ok just as long as we get back to our feet to fight again. I'm far from done but right now I just want to enjoy my family. Thanks to my team for always having me prepared to the fullest, getting ready for Max was a daunting task but yet they had me ready. Thank you to all the fans for their outpouring of love and support through out my career. And special thanks to my Family and my Wife for being my backbone and letting me know what is truly important in this life of mine. ❤️ till the next time…..#Fe

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