The UFC announced on Wednesday that B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar will be the coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter 19.”
The season will begin recording in October of this year, and the two coaches will meet each other at a later date in a 145-pound match-up.
“B.J. Penn is moving down to 145 pounds to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against Frankie Edgar,” UFC President Dana White said in a statement. “B.J. really hates the fact that he lost to Frankie Edgar. It’s something that’s been burning deep inside of him for three years now. So he’s moving down to 145 pounds to not only avenge those defeats, but to try and become the first fighter in UFC history to win titles in three different weight classes.”
This will be the third encounter between Edgar and Penn, but the first without a title up for grabs. Edgar won both previous fights, earning the belt from Penn in the first fight and successfully defending it in their second outing.
Who do you think is gonna win that one?