NY Giants’ Tuck shows support for Edgar

February 25, 2012

Super Bowl Champ and New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck phoned Frankie Edgar wishing him good luck in his title defense against Benson Henderson at UFC 144.

Via UFC Press Release:

Tuck, still reeling from New York’s championship win earlier this month, called to wish Edgar good luck before his highly-anticipated Pay-Per-View title fight tomorrow night. Having watched Edgar’s knockout victory over Gray Maynard at UFC 136 as inspiration before a big game this past season, Tuck and his teammates wanted to make sure Edgar knew that he had their support when he steps inside the Octagon® in Japan.

Payout Perspective:

Good crossover PR for the UFC although I thought Edgar was a Jets fan as he made back to back season appearances in speaking with the Jets. Of course the Giants are the Super Bowl Champs but where’s the loyalty Frankie? For the Giants, this has been an interesting off season of crossover appearances considering Tuck’s phone call to Edgar and Brandon Jacobs making a cameo on TNA Wrestling. The Tuck PR reflects the fact that there are crossover fans from the NFL and that the UFC should attempt to do more in cultivating this.

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