Australia is a long way from Vegas, but Australia's Submission Radio is one of the best programs in the entire sport. They recently caught up with Frankie Edgar ahead of his trilogy fight with BJ Penn at the TUF 19 Finale on July 6.
He began with why they want to fight.
"It's the competitive nature of BJ, you know. I'm a competitor myself, and I guess those wins that I have over him still sting on him, and he just wants a chance to get back at it," said Edgar. "My motivation is, I just want to get back to the title. You know, in order to do that I'm going to have to win every fight in front of me. And just the fact that I don't want to lose the third time out. I won twice, for sure I don't want to lose the third time out.
"A guy like BJ is especially hard - I think he's maybe been stopped once. You know, and that was really in-between a round, not even during a round. It's definitely going to be a big mountain to climb, but that is my goal. I'll try to give him a reason to quit, and maybe he'll kind of do it for me."
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