Not many MMA fighters can say they have fought under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, but New Jersey native Frankie Edgar can.
"Just the magnitude of it being in Madison Square Garden and the history that building has," Edgar told to Flocombat. "I definitely felt the love and energy from that crowd and it's something that will last forever. You try to live in the moment as much as you can, and I was so focused on Jeremy [Stephens] and the fight at hand, but when you get a chance to take a step back it was definitely an experience I'll never forget."
Edgar was one of the many East Coast fighters to campaign to legalize the sport in New York state, so their participation in the huge event was even more rewarding.
"To see all the work put in by myself and many others was a special moment," he added. "It was a dream come true to finally fight and have a UFC event at The Garden."
Not only did #FrankieEdgar get to compete - but he won too.
Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision to become the FS1 prelim main event winner, and he now continues to hover around featherweight title contention, and a possible fight with Conor McGregor.