The former UFC lightweight champ came up short once again in his showdown with Benson Henderson in another five-round decision. Things were much closer this time out, with one of three judges scoring the bout 49-46 in favor of Edgar.
Boos erupted throughout the arena as UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer read the verdict. Edgar didn't even need to speak after the fight. The look on his face told everything. He had given his all to recapture the world title, but it still wasn't enough.
In the days to follow, some will attempt to discredit Henderson's reign due to the controversial decision, but it's tough to erase consecutive defeats.
Regardless of one controversial decision, Henderson has back-to-back wins over Edgar.
There won't be any immediate rematch. Edgar will be forced to go back to the drawing board and mull over his UFC future.
Is a drop to featherweight a possibility, or will Edgar decide to remain in the lightweight hunt?
Here are five things we learned about Frankie Edgar.