The UFC came out with a shocker, announcing Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn as coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). World Series of Fighting V.P. and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz has apparently spoken to the New Jersey native, who plans to end their trilogy in knockout fashion.
Abdel-Aziz sent out the following tweet.
“I just spoke to @FrankieEdgar. He said this time he is going to finish BJ. He will never want to fight again @ufc”
They first met in 2010 with Edgar taking Penn’s lightweight title via decision. The rematch later in the year saw a similar outcome.
Edgar dropped to featherweight this year and is 1-1 with the defeat from champion Jose Aldo. At UFC 162, he got the decision over Charles Oliveira.
Penn is 16-9-2 and has only one win in the past three years. UFC president Dana White had expressed interest in Penn retiring after losing to Rory MacDonald last December. Penn will look to be the first UFC fighter to win in three weight classes.
Their season will air in 2014.