BJ Penn doesn’t mind doing The Ultimate Fighter as a coach once again.
Penn, though, is more excited to be able to get back inside the Octagon himself after coaching opposite Frankie Edgar on the upcoming 19th season of the reality series.
The two former UFC lightweight champions and opponents will square off sometime in 2014 at featherweight.
“I’m just looking forward to finishing this season and fighting,” he said, during a recent appearance on BJ Penn Radio. “I want to fight. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”
Penn lost the UFC 155-pound title to Edgar, and was also defeated in the immediate rematch, back in 2010. Since that time, he’s won just once in four fights, knocking out Matt Hughes.
With several years to ponder the opportunity to face “The Answer” again, Penn knows the only way to prove he is better is by getting his hand raised.
“Anything I say right now, right here, (it’s) not going to chance nothing,” Penn said. “I gotta get out there, I gotta beat Frankie Edgar. Talk is cheap.”