Former UFC champion BJ Penn will return next year as a coach opposite Frankie Edgar on the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Later in 2014, the two former foes will square off for a third time. Edgar is currently 2-0 vs. Penn at lightweight, with the belt being up for grabs in both matches.
However, the third meeting will take place at featherweight, as that is Edgar’s new home after dropping down. Penn, appearing on BJPenn.com radio recently, discussed why he wishes the fight was at 155 instead of 145.
“I really feel that Frankie hasn’t lost (at lightweight),” Penn said, referencing two close decision defeats to Benson Henderson. “He’s right up there, and I feel everybody says I’m supposed to be the greatest at lightweight.
“Frankie beat me twice. Frankie never really lost yet.”
Anthony Pettis is the new UFC lightweight champion, having won the belt from Henderson. Penn added that “you got all these new guys coming….well, if Frankie and me are the old guys, maybe who walks out of that ring will be one of the best lightweights of all-time. We’re going to find out.”