Edgar: Maybe Beating BJ Penn Was A Fluke


Current UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will defend his title for the first time this Saturday when he takes on BJ Penn at UFC 118 in Boston and despite winning the fight on all three judges score cards, many have stated that Edgar won the fight by fluke when he beat the top lightweight in the world.

Now, just days away from the rematch, Edgar seems to be second guessing even himself:

“Honestly, I really only watched it once and then I've been watching it here and there with my boxing coach and my teammates – just for studying for this next fight. I really don't gloat in the glory, in other words, because you're only as good as your last fight… I think the fact of how I got the title, beating the guy that's considered the best lightweight ever, I think that's probably the biggest accomplishment… We fought a five round decision, you know? It wasn't like I caught B.J. with a punch or a submission or anything like that. Who knows? Maybe [beating B.J.] was a fluke, but I don't think it was.”


Ronda Rousey PPV

Ronda Rousey Snags Guest Role on NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

Ronda Rousey is going from pay-per-view (PPV) fights to NBC. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight ruler is making a guest appearance on...
Liam McGeary

Liam McGeary Wants to Rip Vladimir Filipovic’s Head Off at Bellator 173

A change in opponent doesn't appear to bother Liam McGeary. This Friday night (Feb. 24), the former Bellator light heavyweight champion will do battle with...
Max Holloway

Max Holloway: ‘I Wouldn’t be Surprised if Jose Aldo Tries to Wrestle Against me’

Max Holloway isn't counting on Jose Aldo to stand with him for five rounds. "Blessed" is the current interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title...
UFC 100 Dan Henderson vs Michael Bisping

Jacare Souza Says Michael Bisping Hasn’t Learned From First Knockout Loss

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza has not forgotten about Michael Bisping's knockout loss at UFC 100. Bisping may be the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title...
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping: ‘I Think It’s a Bad Idea For GSP to Fight me’

Michael Bisping certainly isn't opposed to a title bout against Georges St-Pierre, but it isn't a fight he thinks "Rush" should take. Last week, Ultimate...