HOUSTON - Call Frank Edgar small all you want, the UFC's lightweight champion has more fight in him than pretty much anyone in the sport.
Edgar was on shaky legs throughout much of the first, but bounced back in the next two rounds, and scored a fourth-round TKO finish of Gray Maynard to retain his title in an epic close to the trilogy between the two fighters.
"That last time we fought, he hurt me in the first round (too)! Maybe I just wanted to make it exciting," Edgar told UFC analyst Joe Rogan.
The first round felt like a near identical replay of their fight back at UFC 125.
Edgar got drilled by two huge uppercuts, his legs were wobbly for over two and a half minutes and was almost defenseless over the final 60 seconds of the round. Edgar made it to the stool, but his left eye was a mess and nose was bloodied badly.
Maynard, trying to pace himself, took his foot off the gas pedal in the next two rounds. He allowed Edgar to regain his legs and get into a good rhythm...