Frankie “The Answer” Edgar – Founder
BA, Clarion College – Frankie has achieved in the sport of mixed martials arts what most only dream of. From being lightweight champion, to being a feature coach on The Ultimate Fighter®, to being regarded as one of the toughest pound for pound mixed martial artists ever. He has seen it all in the cage and has spent more time in the Octagon than anyone in UFC® history. His achievements there are without question.
Beyond being an elite mixed martial artist, Frankie owns two gyms and is an extremely active coach. When he is not putting himself through the paces of his own training he can be found coaching youth wrestling or other amateur and professional mixed martial artists on his team. One gym that he owns is Elite Wrestling Tom’s River in Tom’s River, NJ and the second is a UFC Gym franchise in New Brunswick, NJ. Edgar can also be found at Nick Catone MMA and Ricardo Almeida BJJ training and coaching as well.
The vision for the Iron Army is pretty simple. It was born from the Iron Army fight team Frankie has been the Founder of for the past decade under head coaches Mark Henry and UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida. This group of individuals only know selflessness and sacrifices for one another. This philosophy has transcended to the Iron Army sports nutrition brand whose purpose is to help all athletes increase their performance through banned substance free supplementation.
Frankie wouldn’t have it any other way. The Iron Army™ is a family. If you’re reading this, your welcome to join if you’re willing to set aside your ego, and put the team first. That’s how we roll.