Birth Name: Frankie James Edgar
Place of Birth: Toms River, New Jersey, United States
Date of Birth: October 16, 1981
Ethnicity: Italian, German
Frankie Edgar is an American Mixed Martial Arts fighter who captured the UFC light weight championship at UFC 112. Edgar has two sons, Francesco and Santino James. He said in an interview:
“I am mostly Italian even though I don’t have the Italian last name,” Edgar said. “My grandfather is Italian. My mother is Italian. My stepdad is 100 percent Italian and he’s the one who raised me. My parents owned a pizzeria when I was growing up. So I’m mostly Italian but also have some German in me.”
Edgar had a decorated high school and college wrestling career and is proficient in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in Renzo Gracie’s combat team. In addition to his grappling skills, Edgar is a skilled boxer who can out-box top strikers in the UFC.