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Report: Frankie Edgar Details Interest in “Legacy” Fight With Dominick Cruz

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Former UFC lightweight titleholder, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar recently made waves in his bantamweight bow with an instant classic decision win over Pedro Munhoz – and has now suggested a “legacy” matchup with two-time division best, Dominick Cruz.

The Toms River native brought an end to a two-fight skid with his close split judging win over Munhoz, marking his bantamweight division bow with a win. Alliance MMA mainstay, Cruz – who’s spent a considerable amount of time of his recent career on the sidelines dealing with numerous injuries, featured opposite then-champion, Henry Cejudo on short notice at UFC 249 in May, dropping a buzzer-beating second-round knockout.


Speaking with UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer on his podcast, Its Time – Edgar spoke of his intentions to make one final siege for Octagon gold but also declared his willingness to meet with fellow promotional mainstay, Cruz beforehand.

Another guy that’s also a little older and a legend himself is Dominick Cruz,” Edgar said. “A lot of people are still talking about that (fight), so I’m definitely interested. The title is obviously my main goal – where my sight’s on, but it doesn’t have to be right away. I’m willing to fight some of those legacy fights as well.

As far as how a matchup with Cruz would play out, like the majority of his prior opponents, Edgar described a difficult puzzle to solve, comparing the pairing to a “cat and mouse game“.

I don’t know, that’d be tough,” Edgar explained. “If you chase him, he’s really good at that, and you don’t want him chasing you either. So, I think you mix it up and try a little cat and mouse game with him.

Two former UFC titleholders, Edgar claimed the 155-pound championship with a unanimous decision win over former two-weight world champion, B.J. Penn at UFC 112 in April 2010. Cruz, a two-time gold holder, was instated as undisputed champion following his transition from the now-defunct, WEC – scoring a single successful defence with a unanimous decision win over flyweight icon, Demetrious Johnson.

Limited to just seven Octagon outings since 2011 – Cruz returned in triumphant fashion in January of 2016 – taking a competitive judging win over T.J. Dillashaw to reclaim the throne. In the single defence of his second reign, Cruz took another unanimous win over three-time foe, Urijah ‘The California Kid’ Faber.

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