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Frankie Edgar Brought in to Motivate the New York Jets…Again

With his come from behind performance against Gray Maynard at UFC 136, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has quickly become one of the more inspirational figures in the sport, so much so that last night, he was called upon by the always inconsistent New York Jets to provide some much needed inspiration heading in to their Monday night match against their long time rival, the Miami Dolphins. Despite making it to the AFC championship game the past two years in a row, the Jets have started the year with a less than stellar 2-3 record, and are in desperate need of a win against the 0-4 Dolphins, who have won their last 3 road games against the Jets.

If this scenario sounds familiar, it may be because last November, Edgar was asked to light a similar fire underneath the Jets before their week 11 game with the Houston Texans. The Jets were able to walk away with a unanimous 30-27 nod across the board thanks to Edgar’s efforts…and a touchdown with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez stated that the champ provided some much needed words of wisdom leading into their victory:

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.

There is no word yet on whether or not Edgar laid out a specific game plan for the Jets, but my guess is it would be something like this:

1. Let the Dolphins score 4 or 5 touchdowns in the first quarter. Seriously, just let them beat the ever loving shit out of you.
2. ???????
3. Profit

Then again, Edgar could just be teaching Jet’s coach Rex Ryan, an avid MMA fan, some moves for the post game handshake in case Tony Sparano tries anything funny. As a Dolphins fan I can only hope that Edgar’s power remains inside the ring this time around.


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guy_incognito- October 18, 2011 at 8:26 am
I wouldnt say edgar dismantled penn twice. He dismantled him once and won a magical decision once. I thought bj won their first fight 3-2 rounds or even 4-1. I remember it blew my mind that a judge scored it 49-46 for edgar.
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XENOPHON- October 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Sure he get respect over his dismantling of BJ, twice. But the fact is he is no better or no worse than Maynard at this juncture. If you want to compare him to his peers, GSP and Silva, you really at this avenue can't make the those same claims...
skeletor- October 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Being from St Louis and as a Ram's fan all I can say is fuck Danga. Fuck him and his fucking opinions on everything.
Austin3210- October 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm
I can tell when an article is written by Danga before I even get to the bottom...
Walrus- October 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Look at this, Edgar still can't find any respect. He beats Penn twice, and knocks the crap out of Maynard, and some still can't give him any credit.

XENOPHON- October 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm
How much motivation can come from a guy that at best can say he is tied, with another man with his professional record. Your right, those two pillowed teams and man can cuddle all they want.
Lavacon- October 17, 2011 at 11:36 am
Don't get to excited folks. Aaron Rodgers will drop down to 155 and take lil frankies belt...

Hey Rex, cute toes... Relax Don't do it when you want to come..
qwerty- October 17, 2011 at 11:33 am
"Let the DOLPHINS score 4 or 5 touchdowns..."

Proofreading, kids: It makes sense of the non-nonsensical.
Viva Hate- October 17, 2011 at 10:53 am
I am kind of surprised; I always pegged Rex Ryan as more of Chael Sonnen type of guy.
Me likey- October 17, 2011 at 10:23 am
pillow hands? wow. what does that say of gray maynards jaw?
MyFightWiffaCheeto- October 17, 2011 at 9:49 am

Frankie Pillow Hands just knocked your precious Gray Maynard the fuck out so STFU, sit down and die in a fire.

Also, fuck the New York Jets.
Machiavelli- October 17, 2011 at 9:42 am
Oh yeah, first!
Machiavelli- October 17, 2011 at 9:42 am
I still do not like Frankie Pillow Hands, he and the Jets can have each other.