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Frankie Edgar On Three Straight Losses: ‘It Sucks’

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar quickly rose through the ranks of best fighter in the world after capturing the title from BJ Penn.

Edgar successfully defended the belt vs. Penn and went 1-0-1 against Gray Maynard. However, he was unable to solve Benson Henderson, dropping the title to him and a subsequent rematch.

Now, following a third straight loss to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, “The Answer” is searching for just that – an answer. Edgar will meet Charles Oliveira later this year, and told Rebellion Media recently about just how much he wants to taste victory again.

“It sucks having three losses in a row, but I have to play it for what it is,” Edgar said. “I don’t think I had any bad performances in that run. There are some things I need to work on technically and strategically, but I feel like I’m still on my way up. This is just a bump in the road and I’m going to get back on track.”

The two featherweights will tangle at UFC 162 on July 6 as part of the pay-per-view main card. It will mark the first time since 2009 that Edgar isn’t competing in a scheduled five-round title affair.

Oliveira has exceptional skills – as do all fighters – but Edgar shouldn’t have much trouble picking up the win in this one.

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