Friday, December 2, 2022

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.”