BJ Penn Returning To UFC, Will Coach TUF, Fight Frankie Edgar

In a move that came out of nowhere, it was announced during Wednesday night’s broadcast of UFC Tonight that former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn will return to the UFC.

Penn, alongside Frankie Edgar will coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and will then face each other at the conclusion of the season. The match will be at featherweight, the first time Penn has fought in the division.

UFC President Dana White said the reason for Penn’s return was his desire to avenge two losses to Edgar. The two fought twice in 2010 with Penn losing both time.

“He says, ‘I can beat Frankie Edgar,'” White said. “The two first fights were BS. I want that fight again. I want to beat this guy so bad. It’s all I want.”

Latest MMA News

Godofredo Pepey

Godofredo Pepey on Bout With Shane Burgos: ‘Don’t Blink’

Godofredo Pepey wants to make a statement tonight (July 22). Pepey will take on Shane Burgos on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC...
Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman Dismisses Idea That His Career is Going Downhill

Chris Weidman has heard the naysayers and says he's ready to prove them wrong. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder is currently...
Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera Feels He’ll Crack Rankings With UFC on FOX 25 Win

Marlon Vera is eyeing a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight rankings. Tonight (July 22), Vera will step inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum...
Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

Pic: Official Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Poster Revealed

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather now have an official poster for their Aug. 26 showdown. McGregor and Mayweather wrapped up a tour that stopped at...
Dana White Conor McGregor

Dana White on UFC’s Future After McGregor: ‘There Will be New Stars’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White doesn't sound too worried if Conor McGregor decides to hang up his gloves soon. McGregor is due for...