Lightweight champ Frankie Edgar apparently had one to offer up, but opted not to after thoroughly trouncing former king BJ Penn to capture the title at UFC 112.
According to Fighters Only, Edgar was diagnosed with a staph infection shortly before their April 10th scrap, but was deemed healthy enough to fight.
This is the first time this information has come to light. A person close to the champion relayed the news to the popular MMA magazine, however was initially reluctant for it to become public knowledge. After some careful consideration, the “impeccable” source allowed FO to move forward with the news, as it would provide great promotional content for their rematch at UFC 118.
The 155-pounders will headline UFC 118 on August 28th. The highly anticipated event will be jumping off inside TD Garden in Massachusetts.