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Frankie Edgar Talks About Attending The Special Olympics
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.09.2014



In an interview with MMA Junkie, Frankie Edgar talked about attending the opening ceremony of the New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. at the end of last month. His aunt and cousin both have Down Syndrome and his aunt competed when she was younger. Here are highlights:

On passion for sports: "Sports, it brings people together in so many different ways. Just to see the smiles on the athletes' faces as they're walking out and getting cheered by the fans and their families, that was something really special. For me it is a job, something I have to do. I mean, I do enjoy it, but it does get a little tedious at times when you're doing it every day, all day. To see people going and competing for the joy and for the sake of fun, it kind of reminds me that I get to do something for a living that people enjoy doing. Working out and participating in sports, it's something people do for recreation, and for me it's my life."

On having things put into perspective: "It's tough to live in the moment sometimes. I'm very goal-oriented. I always have the next fight or a task at hand that I'm worried about. It's tough to step back and say, ‘Hey, this is pretty fun, what I get to do.' I think I'm getting better at that as I get a little bit older."

On his upcoming third fight with BJ Penn: "B.J.'s a competitor. I know those wins I have against him still sting a bit. But I'm not worried about why he wants to fight me. He's just the next guy I'm going to fight, and that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to go out there and get another win."





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