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Frankie Edgar, Rich Franklin, UFC on FOX 4: The Morning News Roundup – 8.6.12

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Frankie Edgar kicks Ben Henderson. (Getty)

And just as one fight week ends, another begins.  Last week, we had the buildup to UFC on FOX 4, which on Saturday night gave us the next light-heavyweight challenger to the belt.  This week we have UFC 150 on tap, which will see the rematch between UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former champ Frankie Edgar.  So, you ready for another round of UFC-flavored news tidbits leading up to a night of action?  I know I am.

  • The first shot across the bow in terms of UFC 150 interviews is one with Frankie Edgar, fired by the cannon manned by MMAWeekly. 

"It definitely doesn't feel right," Edgar said about not being champion when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio.  "Especially when people say 'former UFC world champion'.  You try not to put everything on world titles and whatnot, but being champ is nice."

Edgar gets to rectify the situation on Saturday.  Think he can do it?

  • Former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin is fighting former Strikeforce star Cung Le at UFC on Fuel TV 6, which will take place on November 10 in Macau (which is a Las Vegas-type island right outside of China).  Having Le on the card seemed like a no-brainer, but it appeared as if he'd broken his foot defeating Patrick Cote at UFC 148; I guess his foot will be okay in time for Franklin.

 

  • The ratings are in for UFC on FOX 4, and though the show ended up being a stellar example of how exciting a UFC event can be, the event did go up against the Olympics and the numbers reflect that.  MMAPayout is reporting an average of 2.14 viewers, which makes the event the lowest-rated of the four UFCs that have aired on FOX.

 

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