In one of the most closely fought UFC title fights in some time back in April Frankie Edgar managed to seize the lightweight belt from BJ Penn.
The result came as a surprise to some consider Penn had not been defeated in eight years at 155lbs, but Penn, who’s currently in training for the rematch on August 28th at UFC 118, doesn’t believe that lightning will strike twice.
“Without giving too much away, I really don’t think he’ll be able to compete with me come August 28th,” Penn tells the Honolulu Star Advertiser. “I think we’re going to have too much for him. I think he’s going to have a false sense of security. He really doesn’t know who I am after the first fight. He’s going to be shocked when he finds out the real me.”
In the interview the 31 year old also reaffirms his desire to continue to compete, while at the same time indicating that the outcome of this fight could have a bearing on his future.
“I want to do this for a while,” Penn said. “I don’t want this to be my last fight. I want to stick around and fight the best and to do that, I have to win. I have to win on August 28th and I’m not even thinking about losing at all.”