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BJ Penn Won’t Beat Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

July is probably the best month in recent history to be a fight fan. There are more free fights in July than I can possibly write down, so I’ll just sum it up like this: By the end of the month, the UFC landscape will have changed dramatically. There are four major fights this weekend, but I would like to take a look at the dark horse of the weekend. That fight would be Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn. They are meeting for the third time this Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter Finale. To be honest, this is probably the only reason to watch it, because I don’t even know the other fighters on the card. That is probably due to the fact that I have boycotted all of the Ultimate Fighter seasons until the girl Flyweights, but that is another rant for another time. This Sunday, though, get ready to see Edgar put a beating on a legend.

I wish that this fight would be competitive. I really do. I would love to see Penn come out fired up and kick Edgar in the head so hard that it splits open and Penn has to channel his devilish determination to turn it into a dogfight. I also wish that Emma Watson would knock on my door with a meatball grinder and a super-cold Pepsi, but it is just not going to happen! The fact of the matter is we have never seen Penn fight at Featherweight. We have seen him gas at Lightweight and get destroyed at Welterweight, but we have never seen him even make the weight for Featherweight.

In their first two meetings, Penn was faster and had better wrestling. At Featherweight, Edgar will only be faster and have even better technique. We have seen Edgar fight at Featherweight and it is good. He looked good against Jose Aldo and even better against Charles Oliveira. Edgar is going to cruise to a victory here and hopefully get a finish. Penn, I’m sorry to say it, buddy, but your time is over.