He went 6-1 after his 2007 UFC debut, earning a title shot against then-champion, BJ Penn. The 2010 match was the beginning of a bizarre two and a half year pattern of title fights followed by immediate rematches for Frank “The Answer” Edgar.
After winning the title and subsequently avenging the only blemishes on his record, a decision loss and a draw (both from Gray Maynard), Frankie Edgar seemed unstoppable. Despite his dominant climb through the UFC’s deepest division, many so-called experts continued to doubt Edgar, as he was an underdog in his first four title fights despite a respectable 3-0-1 run among them.
During that initial title run, Edgar had decisively beaten the greatest Lightweight Champion of all time, and finished his arch-nemesis Gray Maynard with a stunning KO, handing him his first career loss. Frankie Edgar had finally silenced the critics.
Then came Ben Henderson. The former WEC Lightweight Champion entered the UFC with plenty to prove after he lost his tit...