BJ Penn: “I look back at my record and I can’t believe I have six losses. It blows me away.”

Former UFC lightweight champion, BJ Penn speaks about the legacy he plans on leaving behind once his career is over, adding that it blows him away that he has six loses on his record already and he don’t plan on adding another at UFC 118 vs. Frankie Edgar.

Penn, speaking to MMABay.co.uk via a media conference call, said:

“I’m the guy who doesn’t want to let the sport pass him by. I want to stay in the forefront. I’m constantly up trying to think of how to tweak things, to keep up with these young kids. I know he’s near my age but he’s young in the sport, and I want to keep up with these guys.”

“When I first started fighting, I thought I was God’s gift to fighting. I thought I’d go 100-0 with 100 knockouts. I look back at my record and I can’t believe I have six losses. It blows me away.”

“The loss to Frankie made me step back and realize that I want to fight as much as I can. After the last fight, God willing I came out with no broken hands or broken bones, or no medical suspension. I wanted to fight the next month, the next week. I don’t know if I feel my biological clock ticking, but I want to fight as much as possible.”

“I’ve tried to space my career out over 10 years, but I want to make a push to be a true fighter, a fighter who fights all the time. I have a good camp and figured out how to keep myself healthy through multiple camps. If I can do it, I want to stay very busy and active.”

“Wanting to go out there and prove Frankie cant beat me, there’s no lack of motivation. I wanna prove to the world, to Frankie and his corner, prove to everyone who the best fighter in the world is. Who has the most tools and can execute better? As far as motivation, I can find something about Frankie not to like.”

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