BJ Penn Defines Difference Between Good vs. Great

Written by Tom Ngo
April 6th, 2010

UFC lightweight king BJ Penn will face top contender Frankie Edgar this Saturday at “UFC 112: Invincible.” The world’s best 155-pounder holds a dominant 15-5-1 record and will be entering the contest a significant 7-to-1 favorite to retain his strap.

Despite owning an impressive 11-1 professional mark of his own, Edgar will be a 4.5-to-1 underdog when he enters the Concert Arena in Abu Dhabi. It appears oddsmakers don’t believe the wrestler has much more than a puncher’s chance against the Hawaiian.

The following clip was released by the UFC today, however it is unknown when Penn originally recorded his comments. If they were made after March 27th’s UFC 111 event, it’s possible Penn’s taking a shot at longtime foe Georges St-Pierre and his inability to finish fights.

I’m just sayin’ …

Please click the media player below to hear what Penn believes distinguishes a good fighter from a great one:

The welterweight champion owns two wins over Penn, a controversial split decision at UFC 58 in March 2006 and a 4thRound TKO victory at UFC 94 in January of 2009.

Don’t forget that it’s an early start this Saturday in Abu Dhabi, with the live pay-per-view broadcast beginning at 1PM ET/10AM PT. However, a same-day replay will also be made available during the UFC’s customary 10PM ET/7PM PT time slot.

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