("Sorry about the fit, Frankie. We had it ready to go for BJ to wear home.")
Apparently they just can’t seem to get past the UFN 13 loss the UFC lightweight champ suffered against Gray Maynard and it seems that the only thing that will erase the blemish from his record would be for the Toms River, New Jersey native to beat the only man to ever beat him.
He’ll get his chance Saturday night at UFC 125 in Las Vegas as he attempts to retain his belt in his second title defense, but the 5’6" perennial underdog says he isn’t put off by the fact that he’s rarely the favorite and that Maynard is the odds-on fighter to walk away with the belt this weekend.
“[Being the underdog has] been working good for me, so why change it?" Edgar recently asked the hosts of MMAWeekly Radio. "I’m assuming sooner or later I’ll not be the underdog, but I’ll take it. It makes sense [that Gray is the favorite]. Heads-up he beat me, so he should be the favorite.”
As far as exacting revenge, Edgar says that isn’t the frame of mind he’s in approaching his second meeting with Maynard. Instead, he explains, he is he preparing for the fight like he is facing a completely different opponent — which is exactly what the Xtreme Couture fighter has become since they lat fought two years ago.
“I go back, I look at it somewhat. Teammates look at it, coaches, but for the most part we are different fighters, different game. I look more at recent stuff. I’m not out there to get revenge, per se. I’m defending my title and it just so happens it’s against Gray Maynard, who has a win over me," Edgar explains. "A win over him would just be icing on the cake. Right now, it’s just another win. Maybe you ask me after the fight with a ‘W’, I might say ‘Yeah, it means a little bit more.’”