Frankie Edgar Backtracks After Claiming That He’s Already Back Sparring After KO Loss

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It’s only been a matter of weeks since Frankie Edgar suffered his first ever KO loss against Brian Ortega, but in a recent interview he suggested that he was already back in sparring ahead of a rematch with Cub Swanson on April 21st.

That proved to be a controversial confession as Edgar is still under a medical suspension handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that is supposed to last until April 18th, just three days before his next fight and specifically states that he is not allowed to return to sparring until April 3rd.

As such, Edgar has already spoken out in an attempt to clarify is earlier comments and take some of the heat out of the situation.

“In an interview I did this week i said I have been sparring. I just want to clarify that the sparring I’ve been doing did not include head shots and has been technical drilling sessions,” Edgar claimed on Twitter.

Even if he hadn’t been sparring it still seems like a questionable decision to return to action so soon after such a tough loss.

Only time will tell whether he’ll end up in a similar position to Michael Bisping, who controversially agreed to a short-notice fight with Kelvin Gastelum late last year, just three weeks after being dropped and chocked unconscious by Georges St-Pierre, and paid the price via a first round KO defeat.

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