Fight more, talk less

Ex-UFC champ Edgar says McGregor risks tarnishing legacy if he causes further trouble

Frankie Edgar, who at 37 has spent the most time in the UFC octagon, at the opening of the first UFC Gym Singapore yesterday. He is in line to challenge Max Holloway for the lightweight belt when he recovers from injury.
Frankie Edgar, who at 37 has spent the most time in the UFC octagon, at the opening of the first UFC Gym Singapore yesterday. He is in line to challenge Max Holloway for the lightweight belt when he recovers from injury.PHOTO: UFC GYM

Frankie Edgar remembers a time when the only jabs mixed martial arts fighters threw were in the cage.

Now, virtually every MMA fighter on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster engages in tit-for-tats in the social media octagon to create hype for upcoming fights, or court potential ones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Fight more, talk less'. Subscribe