BJ Penn has fought as high as light heavyweight and is a former welterweight and lightweight champion. But this July Penn will fight at the lowest weight of his career when he meets Frankie Edgar at featherweight, and a fight with Edgar is the only reason he's moved down to a new weight class:
Make no mistake about it: B.J. Penn, a former welterweight and lightweight champion, wouldn't be cutting down to 145 pounds at age 35 if it wasn't for one final crack at Frankie Edgar, the man who took his lightweight title.
"If Dana had asked me to come to 145, and fight any other people, there's no way I would have done it," said Penn, who meets Edgar for the third time on July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in The Ultimate Fighter's coaches fight.
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