Last week, the UFC revealed that the next season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature none other than former lightweight champions BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. At the conclusion of the show, the two will face off in their third match up.
It’s an interesting trilogy fight, as Edgar has already defeated Penn twice. In an interview with Damon Martin though, Edgar revealed that he has no problem with giving Penn another chance.
“It’s the opportunity of the show, it’s the UFC asking me to do the show and it’s BJ Penn,” Edgar said. “He’s a legend, he’s one of the best lightweights ever. I know I beat him twice, he really thinks he can beat me. He gave me my title shot so why not give him a chance to kind of restart his career. I want to put a stamp on this one. I don’t want anybody’s mind doubting that I’m the man now. I’m the guy all the lightweights should be talking about.”
The current season of TUF, Team Rousey vs Team Tate, is set to conclude with a finale event on November 30.