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5 Facts you probably didn't know about Frankie Edgar

Tishyo Aich
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Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar

UFC 200 is almost upon us and is headlined by the light-heavyweight championship match between Daniel Cormier and Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, while Brock Lesnar’s return to the Octagon from WWE is sure to grab many eyeballs. And Frankie Edgar has a huge clash with Jose Aldo as they fight for the interim featherweight title, the winner getting a guaranteed shot at Connor McGregor’s belt.

We have to wait to find out whether Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar wins or not, but let’s have a look at some facts about the veteran fighter which are not known by many. 

#5 His Ancestors are mostly Italian

Edgar chased the American Dream

Although he is a proud American, Frankie Edgar is mostly of Italian descent. His mother is an Italian and his step father who raised him is Italian, too. His name Frankie suggests an Italian lineage to it.

However, his biological father has German ancestors. His non-Italian surname Edgar reflects that. 

In an interview. Edgar said,”I am mostly Italian even though I don’t have the Italian last name. My grandfather is Italian. My mother is Italian. My stepdad is 100 percent Italian and he’s the one who raised me. My parents owned a pizzeria when I was growing up. So I’m mostly Italian but also have some German in me.”

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