BJ Penn, a former UFC champion who had two epic battles with Frankie Edgar, was a guest recently on MMA Uncensored Live. “The Prodigy” was asked if he felt Edgar deserved an immediate rematch with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson after losing the title to “Smooth” earlier this year.
“Honestly, I don’t think he should have,” Penn said (thanks to MMAMania.com for transcribing). “He could make the case for it. He gave me a rematch. He had to give Gray (Maynard) the rematch, because they had a draw. I’d like to see Benson Henderson fight Nate Diaz. Fight someone else.”
Penn lost the title to Edgar by decision and was granted another fight with “The Answer.” And, as Penn mentioned, Edgar was forced to fight Maynard a third time after the two fought to a draw.
Henderson-Edgar II is expected to take place at UFC 150 in August from Denver, Colorado.