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BJ Penn Says Frankie Edgar Doesn't Deserve a Rematch with Benson Henderson

Courtesy of MMAMania.com
Courtesy of MMAMania.com
Mike HodgesCorrespondent IMay 29, 2012

BJ Penn has been away from the Octagon since last October, and it has allowed him to focus on other things aside from his career.

"The Prodigy" recently made an appearance on MMA Uncensored Live, via MMAMania.com, and discussed a wide range of topics in the sport, including his retirement.

At one point, Penn discussed his title bouts against Frankie Edgar and analyzed his chances at regaining the belt from current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. 

"Honestly, I don't think he should have. He could make the case for it," the Hawaiian said when asked if Edgar deserved a rematch. "I'd like to see Benson Henderson fight Nate Diaz. Fight someone else."

The lightweight division has been crammed with several challengers, but the weight class has yet to see a fresh contender due the amount of rematches occurring. Penn was put through the same situation when he and Edgar squared off at UFC 112 in 2010, and again at UFC 118. He lost on both occasions.

Penn said he understands if Edgar feels like he is warranted a rematch. However, he views fights based on the amount of damage, and he believes that Henderson did enough damage to the former champion and doesn't necessarily need to face Edgar again.

Frankie's fight, I guess you could have made a case that he did well with Benson. But to me, I look at fights -- I don't know who took the guy down more. I don't look at stuff like that. Who woke up in the morning and who was in more pain?

Regardless of how Penn or fans look at the first bout, the rematch will commence at UFC 150, and it will lead to a decisive outcome.

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