Frankie Edgar has respect for BJ Penn and the same goes for BJ, however there is a rivalry between the two fighters.
“I never said I wanted to retire B.J.,” he said. “That’s not my style. My goal is just to make sure I win this fight, and whatever B.J. decides to do with his career after is nothing based on what I say or do.”
Frankie Edgar (16-4) Has four knockouts, three submissions and nine decision victories. He has never been finished in his MMA career.
Edgar made his UFC debut way back in 2007 with a win over Tyson Griffin.
“I always want to show improvement, and that’s my goal,” he said. “B.J.’s never been finished; he’s been stopped once between rounds. But he’s fought the best, so for me to do that, that would be a feather in my cap.”
In his last five fights prior to TUF 19 Finale against BJ Penn, he is 2-3.
Edgar meets BJ Penn this Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter Season 19 finale.
TUF 19 Finale goes down this Sunday night on Fox Sports 1. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 1 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1. he headlining fight is Frankie Edgar VS. BJ Penn, the co-main event will see the the middleweight division winner be crowned and also the light heavyweight tournament winner be crowned. The event airs from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The show starts with Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Leandro Issa at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fox Sports 1 and then starting the real fights with the main card at 9 p.m. ET with Adriano Martins vs. Juan Manuel Puig Carreon. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.