Frankie Edgar: ‘Maybe Beating B.J. Penn Was a Fluke’


Frankie Edgar shocked the MMA world when he beat the most dominant lightweight in the world at UFC 112 at the Concert Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Now, BJ Penn is looking for revenge and his belt.

"The Prodigy" is talking a big game for UFC 118 at the TD Garden, as at Wednesday's news conference, he predicted a performance so explosive that it will "blow a lot of people out of the water."

But Edgar isn't taking a similar approach to Saturday's match, as the underdog is planning to let his actions do the talking. Or, he's simply playing mind games with the Hawaiian.

"I don’t know, man. We fought a five-round decision, you know?" Edgar asked "It wasn’t like I caught BJ with a punch or a submission or anything like that. Who knows? It could be, man. It could be. Maybe [beating BJ] was a fluke, but I don’t think it was."

Check out a recap of the upset earlier this year and a preview of what's to come this weekend in the video below.

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