Frankie Edgar has been revealed to be part of the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2024.
Edgar’s Hall of Fame announcement was made during UFC 297 on the PPV broadcast from Toronto on Saturday. Edgar was present at the event.
At the age of 42, Frankie Edgar officially retired from MMA competition in November 2022 after a knockout defeat to Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281. His final six fights were challenging, resulting in a 1-5 record.
Despite facing a challenging period marked by a three-fight losing streak, his most recent defeat occurred at the UFC 281 event, where Chris Gutierrez secured a victory via knockout. Prior to the bout against Gutierrez, he suffered a knockout loss to Marlon Vera at the UFC 268 event. His current UFC record reflects 18 wins, 11 losses, and 1 draw.
Beyond his Octagon performances, Frankie has garnered recognition through various accolades throughout his career. In 2011, he was honored with the Fight of the Year award by the Fighters Only World MMA Awards for his memorable bout against Gray Maynard at UFC 125 event. Additionally, in 2012, ESPN bestowed him with the Fight of the Year accolade for his championship clash against Benson Henderson at UFC 144 event.
Dana White also highlighted Frankie Edgar’s remarkable career, noting that he consistently faced top-tier athletes across various weight classes for over 15 years. Describing him as a legend, White expressed the honor of inducting Edgar into the UFC Hall of Fame during International Fight Week this summer.
Edgar secured the 155-pound belt by defeating B.J. Penn at UFC 112 in April 2010, Frankie Edgar holds a unique UFC record as the only fighter with over eight hours of octagon time. His impressive resume is further adorned with numerous other achievements in the world of mixed martial arts.