Archive: Frankie Edgar

Apr 1, 2014 11:33 am

BJ Penn on Frankie Edgar: ‘He’s the Only Reason I’m Coming Back’

BJ Penn is set to make his octagon return when he collides with Frankie Edgar in the culmination of their season as coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. This will be their third meeting and unlike their first two at lightweight, this contest will take place in the featherweight division. ‘The Prodigy’ has not fought for...

Mar 31, 2014 4:49 am

Edgar To Refs: ‘Let Me Be Limp Before You Stop It’

“If it’s me, let me be limp before you stop it. It’s tough to be a ref, especially in that situation when they’ve got to protect the fighters. But I want every chance I can get. Let me go out on my shield… I’m a fighter; I can’t help it. I’m a competitor. I want...


Mar 25, 2014 10:18 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast Revealed

Former UFC champions BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar will fight for a third time later this year, but before they do, you can catch them as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 19. The official cast for the upcoming season was announced by the UFC recently, with a start date of Wednesday, April 10 set for...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Feb 3, 2014 9:14 am

Dana White: Aldo is not the P4P King

UFC President Dana White says that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not the P4P King, this following “Scarface’s” victory over Ricardo Lamas at Saturday’s UFC 169 event in Newark, N.J.. Despite sporting a 23-1 record, which includes a 17-fight unbeaten streak, the longtime WEC/UFC featherweight title holder is just lacking in finishes according to...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Dec 18, 2013 8:07 am

PHOTO | A Slimmed Down BJ Penn Ready For Featherweight Debut

A few months ago we learned that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn would be making the trip down two weight classes to face off with Frankie Edgar both in the cage and on TUF season 19 as coaches. The result seems to be a focused and motivated BJ who already looks ready...

Dec 17, 2013 7:23 am

UFC Accidentally Releases ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast

Cast members for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed, possibly due to the UFC’s mistake. The UFC released a promotional video for the next season, which features BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Strangely, at one point in the video, it seems as though they accidentally released the names of the...

Dec 11, 2013 9:55 am

Jose Aldo Excited To Learn From BJ Penn In Brazil

It has been a little over a year since we have seen BJ Penn in action, and it seems the road back to competition will be paved with the help of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao. Penn will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside...

Dec 9, 2013 8:00 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar Receives BJJ Blackbelt

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt from Ricardo Almeida over the weekend. The former champ and current featherweight fighter will now face off with BJ Penn at a yet to be determined place and time in 2014 as part of their TUF season 19 coaching gig.

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Nov 28, 2013 7:25 am

Andy Ogle vs Charles Oliveira Matchup Set For UFC Fight Night 36 In Brazil

Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle (pictured), who competed on the TUF Live Season, has compiled a UFC record of 1-2, but his two losses were by competitive decisions. Ogle will now get a chance to compete against Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira, who holds a 4-4-1 record in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 36. Ogle...

Nov 26, 2013 8:56 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Phillipe Nover Set For Dec. 1 Showdown

Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion and featherweight contender will face Phillipe Nover in a grappling contest. Madison Square Garden, the arena that has been long coveted by the UFC, will host the annual Grapple at the Garden, where some of the best grapplers in America and abroad will compete. “After attending Grapple at...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 6, 2013 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Almeida On Latest BJJ Competition, Coaching TUF & More

Former UFC fighter, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), found some free time to visit with the guys of BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio recently, giving some insight on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his recent competition in the World No Gi Championship. Walking off the mat in order to complete the interview, Ricardo spoke on...

Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division. Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes. With ‘The Ultimate...

Oct 16, 2013 11:05 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Says 145 Pound Title Next After Edgar Fight

During the UFC GYM New York Grand opening last weekend, BJ Penn answered questions from the fans in attendance. One of those questions happened to be what’s next for ‘The Prodigy’ after his fight with Edgar? Hit play above to hear Penn’s response.

Oct 3, 2013 9:46 am

B.J. Penn Talks Edgar Trilogy, Making 145 Pounds And More

Yesterday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC), stopped by “UFC Tonight” to discuss his upcoming trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC). Even though their first two meetings took place at 155-pounds, the trilogy bout will reportedly take place in the featherweight division (145lbs). If the fight does take place at...

Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

Frankie Edgar On Penn: ‘I have his number’

“I do think I have his number, every fight is different. I’m going to approach this as a new challenge. I’m not thinking he’s going to come in the same as he did the last two. I expect him to come in and change a little. I want to show my improvement over the last...