Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar put forth a dominating performance Sunday night at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, finishing BJ Penn and earning his third victory over “The Prodigy.”
Edgar, who has won two straight following three losses in UFC world title fights, admitted the win was an emotional one.
“It’s bittersweet,” he said. “I said I wanted to finish him, but I almost feel bad about it at the same time.
“Going into this fight, I didn’t worry about what BJ did, I worried more about what I was going to do.”
For Edgar (17-4-1), the win was the first time he’s finish an opponent inside the Octagon since a 2011 TKO victory over Gray Maynard. It was his fifth career knockout finish.
While Jose Aldo is currently injured and will not be able to defend his featherweight title as planned in August against Chad Mendes, Edgar isn’t going to sit and wait for his rematch.
“I want to fight for the title, or a fight that will get me close to a title shot,” Edgar said.