From Toms River East To UFC Fame: The Rise Of Frankie Edgar

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From the wrestling mats of Toms River High School East to the bright lights of the UFC Octagon, Frankie Edgar continues to rise as a well-known household name for more reasons than one.

The local icon known as the “The Answer” isn’t just throwing punches anymore; he’s throwing history. This summer, the mixed martial arts (MMA) legend will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing,” solidifying his place among the sport’s elite.

The “Modern Era” category recognizes fighters who turned professional after November 17, 2000, marking the adoption of unified MMA rules. Additionally, inductees must be at least 35 or retired for a year or more. Edgar, who retired in 2022 at 40, perfectly fits the criteria.

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