For his second consecutive outing, BJ Penn was dominated by reigning UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. After suffering the biggest loss of his career, fans are now left searching for answers regarding the future of the world’s former top dog.
Unfortunately, the Hawaiian wasn’t up for chatting immediately after receiving back-to-back unanimous decision losses. It’s understandable considering Edgar could possibly be up 10 rounds to nil against the man most consider to be the baddest to ever compete in the division.
“Frankie fought a great fight,” a disappointed Penn said in his Octagon interview. “He fought me twice and he walked away with a decision twice. What can I say?”
Apparently, that was the same mentality he took when it was time to hit the podium for the UFC 118 post-fight press conference, which is mandatory for superstars unless medical attention is required.
When UFC president Dana White was prodded as to why the Brazilian jiu jitsu ace was MIA at the presser, the promoter suggested Penn could have either been taken to the hospital to get examined or was too pissed to face the firing squad.
In the video blog released Sunday evening, Penn did not address why he wasn’t in attendance or if anything else is hurting besides his feelings.
However, here is what the controversial lightweight did have to say on BJPenn.com:
“I just wanna send a message to all my fans and say thank you for all the support over the years. Thank you for the support last night. I know things didn’t go my way last night, so I’m just going to sit back, relax and spend some time with the family and let everything sort itself [out] from there…
“I want to try and fight as often as possible, but right now I’m gonna relax and take it easy and see what’s coming up next. I’m sure everything will figure its way out from there. I just want to thank all the fans over the years and all the fans last night.”