Those of you who think BJ Penn should get an immediate rematch with Frankie Edgar just might get your wish.
According to BJ himself, the UFC has already contacted him about a rematch.
“The UFC called us yesterday, and there’s probably a rematch in the works with Frankie Edgar. Still tentative, but it looks like they want to do the fight again. So we’ll see what’s going on. Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up.”
If it comes together, BJ thinks it will happen in “the next three months, four months at the most.”
Not that it definitively means anything one way or the other, but the UFC does seem to be taking the first steps in warming up fans for Edgar vs. Maynard II, so we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.
In the meantime, check out Frankie Edgar’s friends going absolute apeshit when Bruce Buffer announced him as the winner.
Update: Frankie Edgar says he hasn’t been contacted by the UFC yet for a rematch. If he has his choice, he’d rather get the chance to avenge his loss to Gray Maynard.
Update 2: Sherdog is reporting the immediate rematch is most definitely in the works.
Representatives in both fighters’ camps told Sherdog.com on Tuesday that UFC officials have approached both sides to lock down a second bout between the lightweight fighters.
Sherdog.com has learned that two dates are being considered for the championship bout — Aug. 28 at the TD Garden in Boston or Aug. 7, possibly in New Jersey.
“Honestly, I’d like a little bit more time,” Edgar said of an August rematch. “My wife’s due (with a second son) in mid to late June. And again, I want to improve, I want be different every fight. I want to be ready. I know if I get a rematch, B.J.’s going to be coming better than ever, so I want to be able to make sure that I can too, for me and the fans.”
Gray Maynard wanted the fight, but he seems cool with the UFC’s decision to stick Penn back in the title fight. He’d be “perfectly happy” to fight Kenny Florian instead.