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B.J. Penn part of new Ultimate Fighter show

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:28 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2013

The UFC announced that Hilo's B.J. Penn will coach opposite Frankie Edgar on the next season of the Ultimate Fighter reality show scheduled to begin airing in January on FoxSports1.

The two will then fight at 145 pounds next April, marking Penn's first UFC bout at featherweight.

Penn (16-9-2), a former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, is 1-4-1 in his last six fights.

He most recently lost a unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald last December.

Penn's last four fights have been at 170 pounds.

Edgar ended Penn's lightweight title reign in April of 2010 and won the rematch that August in convincing fashion.

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t_faman wrote:
BJ you had a good career but it's time to retire. Especially in the lighter weight classes it favors the younger fighters. It was painful watching you take all those shots from Macdonald.
on September 11,2013 | 05:00PM
RKC808 wrote:
Oh no. Why is the UFC letting him fight?? He almost got murdered to death by Rory McDonald and Nick Diaz. Its time to retire and remain retired. I think Edgar is going to murder him too.
on September 11,2013 | 05:56PM
krusha wrote:
Money talks I guess...
on September 11,2013 | 07:06PM
mynah wrote:
you gotta be kidding.
on September 11,2013 | 09:41PM
Wazdat wrote:
Like BJ Penn BUT TUF is a WASHED up show and was past its prime, kinda like BJ.
on September 11,2013 | 10:36PM
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