Frank James Edgar or better known as Frankie Edgar is an American mixed martial artist. He is a Featherweight fighter and is best known for his unique grappling and striking styles. He got trained in wrestling from a young age. He gained great recognition from his victories as a fighter. His coach and trainer during his teenage years was Steve Rivera. This indomitable personality has earned huge respect by virtue of his sheer dedication and decorum. So without further doing, let’s check out Edgar’s net worth in 2018.
Frankie Edgar was born in the year 1981 on 16th October in New Jersey in America. He attended the Toms River High School East. He has two other siblings and is the oldest among them. Even as a child, he started wrestling at the public school. He was so good at it that he soon made it to the New Jersey state championship tournament and was placed 2nd in it.
Even as a senior in high school, he came 2nd in the NHSCA Senior Nationals. He took admission in the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Frankie continued to wrestle for four years while being in the university and he qualified for the nationals.
Frankie Edgar was keen on starting a career as a wrestler and trained with Ricardo Almeida. He has trained and fought with many other wrestlers like Rob Guarino and boxed with Mark Henry. Other than martial arts, he has mastered other form of wrestling like the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which is a combination of martial arts and combat sports system which mainly focuses on ground fighting.
To kick-start his career, he moved to Las Vegas to be a part of the American mixed martial arts organization named the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, he was not selected at first but was later called on by their president. He was asked to fight against the undefeated wrestler named Tyson Griffin in a martial arts event organized by them named UFC 67: All or Nothing. Edgar won the fight. He also won in other martial arts events like the UFC 73: Stacked and UFC 78: Validation. His first loss was in the UFC Fight Night 13. He fought Gary Maynard in the event.
He won the UFC Lightweight Championship in the year 2010. He won the Fight of the Night honors from his fight against Benson Henderson in the year 2012 at the UFC 144. In the same year that is 2012, Frankie moved to featherweight division from lightweight division. He also fought in the reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter.
Apart from being an excellent wrestler in the UFC, Edgar became a part of the KHK MMA Fight Team. In the year 2016, he signed with the greatest martial arts promotion in Bahrain, Brave Combat Federation and became the color commentator or the expert commentator. His first commenting was the Brave 3: Battle in Brazil in the year 2017.
Awards and Achievements
Frankie Edgar has won various fights and championships. His hard work and his passion for martial arts have led him to success. He has won a total of 11 Ultimate Fighting Championship – one UFC Lightweight Championship, seven Fight of the Night award, two Performance of the Night award and one Knockout of the Night award. He has won Fight of the Year award in the year 2011. He has also won World MMA Awards which was presented by Fighters Only magazine. Edgar also won a 2012, Fight of the Year award. He was nominated for Best Upset ESPY Award.
Net Worth of Frankie Edgar
Frankie Edgar has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. His championships and his victories have contributed well towards such net worth.
Frankie Edgar is strong wrestling. He ranked 3rd in the list of top featherweight fighter. He is also a coach of the Rutgers University wrestling team.