Frankie Edgar Believes It’s “Probably Best” For BJ Penn to Retire
By FCF Staff
Frankie Edgar believes the final decision regarding BJ Penn’s fighting career is up to the legend. But the former lightweight champ concedes the “Prodigy” should “probably” hang up the gloves.
Following Penn’s recent decision loss to Clay Guida, which was the former champ’s seventh straight, there’s been widespread calls for the 40-year-old to retire. Recently Edgar was asked to weigh-in on the debate, and the New Jersey star said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I watched B.J. coming up and his highlights and it’s tough seeing him lose fight after fight,” Edgar said. “But he’s the guy in there, not me. He knows what the deal is, he knows what he wants to accomplish, so I can’t knock anybody that wants to do what they want to do.”
“Do I wish he would retire and just enjoy life? Probably. It’s probably what’s best for his body, but I don’t really know what’s going on in his head. … I’m sure everybody has a little piece in it, but ultimately it’s up to him. No one is putting a gun to his head and making him fight. It’s all on him.”
Edgar is booked to fight featherweight champ Max Holloway on July 27th at UFC 240.