Frankie Edgar to speak with NY Jets before Monday Night FootballPosted on October 16, 2011, 10:47 PM by Trent Reinsmith
If there is one fighter currently on the UFC roster that can speak to never giving up when things look bleak, it would be UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. In his last two fights, both against top contender Gray Maynard, Edgar weathered a tough first round; fighting back to a draw on January 1 and scoring the TKO win at UFC 136.
Edgar will look to share some of his never quit attitude with the New York Jets before they meet the Miami Dolphins this week on Monday Night Football. The Jets are struggling early this season, going 2-3 in their first five games and head coach Rex Ryan has invited Edgar speak to the team before the Miami game.
Edgar has spoken to the Jets in the past, prior to their game against the Houston Texans last year, a game the Jets won 30-27 when Santonio Holmes scored on a short pass from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left in the game.
Sanchez spoke about the impact that Edgar’s first visit had on the team, “The guy is barely taller than this podium, and this guy, he beats BJ Penn in a UFC Championship bout. Everybody counted him out. They wanted a rematch, and then he went back and beat him even worse. Talk about a guy who's mentally tough, physically tough. He came in and spoke to the team last night. Perfect timing. Just talking about never giving up, being counted out, playing until the end, fighting and believing in yourself, believing in your team and the people around you. Those were the only people telling him he could win the fight. Everybody else counted him out. ... Perfect timing for Rex to bring somebody in like that and give us a little extra inspiration. So it was great for Frankie to come in." – for more visit MMAFighting.com
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