When BJ Penn lost his lightweight title to Frankie Edgar something seemed off with BJ, like he was disinterested and had no sense of urgency down the stretch. Even weirder, he didn’t complain once about the controversial decision. Maybe he wasn’t motivated, maybe he wasn’t feeling well, I don’t know, but don’t expect to see the same BJ Penn when he fights Frankie Edgar on August 28. He just watched the fight for the first time, and now he’s got a chip on his shoulder.
I just saw the fight between me and Frankie Edgar… While watching the fight I realized what everyone was talking about because it’s the first time I’ve seen the fight, and I don’t know how I lost every round. That’s pretty strange. And then it makes me think about how Frankie was trying to get out of the fight and fight Gray Maynard and not give me my rematch. It makes me dislike Frankie very much for not giving me my chance when he wasn’t a big name and I gave him his shot… I don’t care if I win or lose. I can’t wait to see you in the ring Frankie. You’re trying to get out of the fight, it makes me dislike you, and I can’t wait to see you in the ring on August 28. Let’s do it.
Meanwhile, Frankie Edgar tells Versus.com if he was Gray Maynard he would be a little upset with getting passed over for a title shot again, but he’s cool with BJ getting the rematch since he was the best lightweight in the world for years.
Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn 2 goes down in Boston, Massachusetts on August 28 at UFC 118.