Archive: Frankie Edgar

Sep 24, 2014 5:48 pm

Edgar-Swanson, Green-Barboza Slated For UFC Fight Night 57

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced two new bouts with heavy implications. Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson have agreed to a five-rounder and will headline UFC Fight night 57 in November. The winner will likely face Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight world title. Also announced on the fight card is a lightweight bout...

Sep 15, 2014 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar Participates In Celebrity Dodgeball Tournament

UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar joined NBA All Star Deron Williams celebrity dodgeball team today in New York. He paid homage to the legendary movie Dodgeball with his shirt, and captured the moment on Instagram. @deronwilliams #celebritydodgebarrage at Pier 36 in NYC. dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge let’s get it.

Aug 13, 2014 5:05 am

Swanson Wants Edgar Fight On FOX

Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar don’t want to sit and wait for Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo to fight for them to know who will be the #1 contender. They want to find out themselves by having an elimination match for the spot. Swanson spoke on The MMA Hour: “I’m not going to beg anyone...

Aug 6, 2014 5:20 pm

One Month Removed; Penn Breaks his Silence

It’s been exactly one month since we saw The Prodigy “SCRAP” for the last time inside the famed UFC octagon, that same octagon in which he helped build. The fight, Penn’s third battle against fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, was what many are calling his worst performance to-date. And for the first time...

Aug 4, 2014 10:34 am

An In-Depth Cinematic Look At The TUF 19 Finale

Last month the TUF 19 finale took place, where Eddie Grodon and Corey Anderson were crowned the TUF 19 winners. In the main event we saw our very own BJ Penn fight in the Octagon for the last time against Frankie Edgar. You can rewatch all the action from a spectacular cinematic viewpoint below courtesy...

Aug 4, 2014 8:59 am

Siver Disses McGregor: He Doesn’t Belong In The Top 10

Dennis Siver will be making his return to the Octagon after a nine month suspension to face Robert Whiteford in October. Leading up to his return, he spoke about the state of the top 10 in the featherweight division, including the addition of Conor McGregor, as well as Frankie Edgar’s placement in the top 10....

Aug 2, 2014 10:12 am

PHOTO | Urijah Faber, Gunnar Nelson & BJ Penn Train

During UFC Fight Night Dublin, Urijah Faber was hit with a revelation… He’s trained with Gunnar Nelson before. Prior to fight night, he had no clue. The Caption Reads, Thought so. Hair & beard threw me off. @bjpenn @gunninelson @ufc @joelauzon

Jul 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Frankie Edgar Calls Out Cub Swanson, Wants December Fight

Top ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar isn’t content just sitting and waiting for Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes to fight to find out whether he or Cub Swanson will get a title shot. He would rather fight Cub and let the winner get a shot at the title. He spoke with MMAJunkie: “I think I’m probably...

Jul 29, 2014 7:30 am

Swanson Feels That Ignoring The Negativity Lead to His Success

Cub Swanson has been through it all: a troubled past, a cavalcade of haters and doubters, even a broken face, but now it looks like it is finally Cub’s time. With a 6-1 record in the octagon (21-5 overall), Swanson is riding a 6-fight win streak straight to a possible title shot. His last win...

Jul 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Matt Serra Understands How BJ Penn Felt Before Edgar Fight

Former welterweight champion Matt Serra spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about BJ Penn’s retirement and how he understands why the Octagon drew Penn back in for one more fight. “I know why it’s hard to walk away from the game,” Serra told MMAjunkie Radio a few days after cornering UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in his...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 12, 2014 1:39 pm

Edgar Open To Faber Super Fight

Following his recent victory over BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar has his eyes set on nothing but big fights. The former UFC lightweight champion recently told,’s Steph Daniels, that a super fight against Urijah Faber, isn’t off the table. Check it: Bloody Elbow: There is a lot of fan interest in a possible fight between you and...

Jul 10, 2014 9:35 am

Both UFC and WSOF Bring in Big Numbers over July 4 Weekend

This past weekend was a strong one for mixed martial arts. In addition to International Fight Week in Vegas ending with two UFC events, World Series of Fighting aired on Saturday, drawing in almost four times more views than it’s usual broadcast. The UFC 175 prelims on Saturday night saw 1 million views, which is...

Jul 9, 2014 9:14 pm

Pulver Sympathetic Towards Formal Rival Penn: “It’s just … it’s time.”

Pictured: BJ Penn (left) vs. Jens Pulver (right), UFC 35 Main Event, Jan 11, 2002 Retired Two-division UFC champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has had many great rivals in his storied career as a prize-fighter. However, his first, and probably most memorable, comes in the form of former UFC champion, Jens Pulver. In a recent...

Jul 9, 2014 8:48 pm

‘Penn vs. Edgar III’ First Ever UFC Event For An Off-The-Clock Goldie

Closet ‘Prodigy’ fan, and UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg had never been to a UFC event as a fan until this past Sunday. For ‘Goldie’, fight-time is usually when he clocks in and get his best work done. But last weekend was different, after 17 years with the company, the UFC’s color commentator finally got to...

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 9:45 am

QUICK TWITT: MMA Community Reacts To TUF 19 Finale

The TUF 19 Finale took place this past weekend, where fans saw Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson crowned as the TUF 19 champions. Also in the main event, fans saw Frankie Edgar defeat BJ Penn in the third round. Below is how the MMA community reacted to the event: Congrats @coreyA_mma gonna be a big...

Jul 8, 2014 8:29 am

TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions, Three Out For 180 Days

The TUF 19 Finale was this past Sunday, and fight fans saw a dominant Frankie Edgar return to the Octagon after over a year to defeat BJ Penn. Also on the card, Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson were crowned the winners of Ultimate Fighter Season 19 in their respective divisions. Below is a copy of...

Jul 8, 2014 7:56 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar And BJ Penn Backstage Post Fight

After Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn in the third round BJ Penn announced his retirement from MMA. Respect was shown from both sides in the Octagon after, and even backstage, as seen in this picture posted to the UFC’s official Instgram.

Jul 7, 2014 2:44 pm

TUF 19 Finale Payroll, Edgar Tops List Of Payouts

This past Sunday, fight fans saw BJ Penn step into the Octagon for the last time, dropping a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar. Today MMAJunkie obtained the fighter payouts for the event. Check them out below: Additionally, Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon were crowned “TUF 19″ show winners. The full TUF 19 Finale payouts included:...

Jul 7, 2014 8:24 am

TUF 19 Finale Draws A Large Gate For BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar

Last week UFC President Dana White informed media members that the UFC would have a $175 million dollar effect on Las Vegas over this past weekend. With UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale, and the UFC Fan Expo, it was a big weekend for the UFC. During the post fight press conference, Dana White told...

Jul 7, 2014 8:11 am

B.J. Penn: I Needed Closure

Following a disappointing loss to Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn spoke to the media about why he got back in the Octagon for another fight saying: “I’m thinking to myself, why did you step back into that octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you? The reason is because I really needed to find out....