Frankie Edgar is one of the pioneer names of the mixed martial art (MMA) and has received much recognition from World MMA Awards to Sherdog and ESPY Awards. He holds many notable victories, especially against a handful of world champions.
Fans of Frankie Edgar must be eager to know details about him, well, in this article you will get to know who Frankie Edgar really is, his net worth and other interesting details about the mixed martial artist.
Who Is Frankie Edgar?
Frankie James Edgar was born on October 16, 1981, to Frankie and Mary Annese Edgar. He is one of the widely recognized names in the combat sports and holds his own as an American mixed martial artist. His mother, Mary Annese Edgar is of Italian descent and his father’s identity has German roots.
Frankie Edgar obtained his early education at Toms River High School and then went ahead to attend the Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he kept up with his passion for wrestling.
He was selected in all the four years he spent in college for the national wrestling championships and also served as an assistant coach for the wrestling team from Rutgers University. He served and competed as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), gathering excellent career records for himself. Edgar is said to be dangerous and even deadly when he is in the ring. He had successive high winning records in his career and won several awards due to his performances and skill set in the mixed martial arts.
He was trained by a professional – World Best Trainer, Max Henry of Millstone – and this gave him an edge over his opponents and also provided him the platform in which he took his career to a greater height. Today, Frankie Edgar is one of the most celebrated figures of mixed martial arts and has had only 6 losses in his entire career, of which all were against champions and title contenders.
He holds some of the most notable victories over many recognized UFC stars and world champions including the likes of Sean Shark, Hermes Franca, as well as Chad Mendes.
Frankie Edgar entered his first mixed martial arts fight with only a few weeks of training and was a complete novice, besides his little background in wrestling. But today, he has got some accomplishments and awards to his name and has also won several championships such as the UFC Lightweight Championship, Fight of the Night (which he won about seven times), Knockout of the Night, Performance of the Night (which he won two times), to mention a few. He was also awarded the MMA Award for Fighter of the Year in 2011, among many other accolades.
His Wife and Kids
Frankie Edgar is really not a private person and is not scared of his family being thrust in the limelight. He loves to reveal most stuff about his personal life to his fans, viewers, and admirers. Frankie is a married man. He is happily married to a woman called Renee; they got married just ten days after UFC Fight Night 13. The couple is blessed with three adorable children (two sons and a daughter).
The first child, Francesco James, was born in January 2009 while the second and third – Santino James, and his sister, Valentina James – were born in May 2010 and June 2014 respectively. He has remained a loyal, caring and responsible husband and father to his family. He and his family are living happily together at Toms River, New Jersey.
What Is His Net Worth?
Frankie Edgar has risen through the ranks in his beloved combat sports and has earned a decent amount of money in the process. From his salary per year, the popular American mixed martial artist can be said to be living a very comfortable life. It has been estimated that the total value of his wealth is $2 million.
Other Things To Know
1. Frankie Edgar and his wife Renee met while they were in kindergarten and their friendship blossomed into a loving relationship and years later they tied the knot.
2. Edgar competed with NHSCA senior nationals and was placed second before he finished his high school and continued wrestling.
3. He is the only fighter in the history of UFC to be knocked down three times in just a single round and still did not lose the fight.