With the unemployment rates in America still at all-time highs, lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is not only hoping to cash in when he meets Gray Maynard at UFC 125, but the lifelong longshot may also be auditioning for the highly coveted “The Ultimate Fighter 13” coaching spot.
“I think it’s a great opportunity,” Edgar told MMAWeekly of starring in the popular reality show. “Definitely push the image out there and everything. I think it would be a pretty cool experience to coach some guys and try to help out some young guys. Make their dreams come true.”
UFC president Dana White claimed he made his decision regarding the positions following WEC 53 a couple of weeks back. Speaking of the blue cage’s swan song, it wouldn’t be the worst move to make on the heels of Anthony Pettis’ WTF kick on Ben Henderson.
The strike earned Pettis the WEC’s 155-pound title, as well as next dibs at the UFC crown. Since the soon-to-be 24-year-old has been assured his date with destiny, why not ride the wave of momentum Pettis’ “Showtime Kick” ignited?
Furthermore, what better way to introduce the Octagon’s little brothers to the big leagues than by plastering the sport’s latest superstar on Spike TV every Wednesday?
“I’m at Rutgers University helping the wrestling team already over there, so I think I’d have a good fit for it,” Edgar stated. “I’m hoping it does [happen] sooner or later.”
Obviously, Edgar needs to avenge his loss to Maynard inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada before any television gigs can be assigned. If the Jersey boy wants to draw attention to his application, a spectacular finish this Saturday would certainly go a long way in adding bonus points.