By: Chris Taylor
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is busy preparing for his upcoming trilogy bout with B.J. Penn.
“The Answer” took some time out of his schedule to talk to Australia’s “Submission Radio” about the upcoming fight, here is what Frankie had to say:
“It’s the competitive nature of BJ, you know. I’m a competitor myself, and I guess those wins that I have over him still sting on him, and he just wants a chance to get back at it,” said Edgar. “My motivation is, I just want to get back to the title. You know, in order to do that I’m going to have to win every fight in front of me. And just the fact that I don’t want to lose the third time out. I won twice, for sure I don’t want to lose the third time out.
“A guy like BJ is especially hard – I think he’s maybe been stopped once. You know, and that was really in-between a round, not even during a round. It’s definitely going to be a big mountain to climb, but that is my goal. I’ll try to give him a reason to quit, and maybe he’ll kind of do it for me.”
B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar will square off for a third time in the main event of the “TUF 19 Finale” on July 6 live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Be sure to come watch the “TUF 19 Finale” live this July at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations! Reservations for tables of 8 or more are recommended and can be made online.