Frankie Edgar made UFC history Saturday night at UFC on ESPN 15 after defeating Pedro Munhoz. Frankie joined the exclusive club of fighters who have won fights in threes, different weight classes.
Edgar believes his performance proved he’s still a threat at 38 years old.
“I heard a lot of MFers barking that I’m old, I’m slow,” Edgar told UFC commentators after his split-decision win, which came on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
“I definitely proved them all wrong. I’ve still got some fight in this tank, baby, and we’re going to make a run at [bantamweight].”
Edgar is confident in the move down to bantamweight.
“If anything, better than I was at the other weights,” he said. “I wasn’t carrying any of the weight.”
The former lightweight champion is aiming for gold at his new weight class.
“I got my feet wet,” Edgar said. “I think the sky’s the limit for myself. I didn’t look slow in there. Pedro’s a top dog, and that makes me a top dog. [Tom’s River, N.J.], baby. TR. We back!”
UFC President Dana White doesn’t want to rush Edgar just yet.
“There’s some things that have to play out and there’s people ahead of him,” White said. “He put on a good showing tonight and put himself in a good position, but he’s got some work to do there.
“Two [more fights] or one, we don’t know, it depends on who he fights next.”
White was impressed by how Edgar has been competing against larger opponents.
“Listen, the guy’s gonna be  years old in October or November,” White said. “To say that he looked better at 155, 145, or whatever, the career that the guy has had has been unbelievable.
“The fact that he’s still performing the way that he’s performing at his age and the wars that he’s been through and all the things that he’s accomplished, yeah I’d say that he looked pretty damn good tonight.”
White had no issue with the split decision win.
“It was a close fight,?” White said. “It was close. If they’d have said Munhoz, I wouldn’t have said, ‘Oh my God, that’s crazy’ either. Either one of those guys could have won that fight.”
“What’s funny is Joe Silva texted me tonight and said, ‘Remember when Frankie would get pissed at us when we would tell him to move down from 155?’ and here he is tonight,” White continued. “But yeah, he just fought the No. 5 guy in the world and he won.”