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  • Question

  • The day Frankie Edgar arrived in the UFC featherweight division, he was already competing for the title against champion Jose Aldo.  He also managed to push the long reigning title holder to the brink and nearly walked out with the belt.  

    Now as Edgar approaches his third fight with B.J. Penn, is there a chance he'll contend for the title again very soon?


    The featherweight division currently stands with Aldo as champion, but he's injured and there's no word on his return date.  Chad Mendes is the undisputed top contender, but it seemed as if Cub Swanson was next in line before Aldo was forced back to the sidelines with an injury.

    That means if Edgar can go out and beat Penn convincingly on Sunday night, there's a good shot he could be facing someone like Swanson with a title shot on the line in his next fight.  First things first, Edgar has to dispatch of Edgar.

    In the realm of icons in UFC history, B.J. Penn stands near the top of the list.  He's already a two weight class champion, holding belts in both the welterweight and the lightweight division.  Penn is a finishing machine with serious power in both hands, a crippling lead jab, and some of the best jiu-jitsu the UFC has ever seen.

    This fight will mark first time ever, he will drop down to featherweight to try and avenge two previous losses to Edgar inside the Octagon.
    Sunday, July 6, 2014 2:31 PM