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Video: Frankie Edgar, MMA’s Rocky Balboa

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar draws more and more comparisons to everyone’s favorite movie pugilist, Rocky Balboa, the longer his championship run goes on.

Edgar is undersized for his division, but his over-sized heart (figuratively speaking, of course) has carried him through more than one title defense where he looked to be all but finished. He continues to beat those he’s told he can’t and he does so because he refuses to quit, enamoring himself to fight fans in the process.

This weekend, Edgar goes back to battle, defending his belt against another hungry and dangerous contender in Ben “Smooth” Henderson in the main event of UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson.