Twitter Reacts to BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar TUF Announcement

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Twitter Reacts to BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar TUF Announcement
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Big news coming out today on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 that former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn will be coming out of retirement to coach The Ultimate Fighter season 19 opposite Frankie Edgar.

The shocking cherry on top of that startling sundae is that their coaches' fight would be at 145 lbs, which is completely unknown ground for Penn.

Naturally, the entire MMA world blew up over the news, and reactions have been both many and mixed. First, let's see what our own Bleacher Report MMA crew had to say. Unsurprisingly, like the rest of the world, reactions ran the gamut:

Lead Writer Jeremy Botter had pointed words for all the naysayers that came out:

Naturally, Bleacher Report wasn't the only site to offer sudden reactions to the news. The rest of the MMA media came out in force:

Fighters, though, were were considerably more positive when it came to their reactions to the news. Strikeforce import and UFC lightweight contender Pat Healy had this to say: 

Frankie Edgar's training partner, WSOF bantamweight fighter Marlon Moraes, gave a shout-out to his buddy:

Our own Damon Martin brought us a great tidbit of news in the middle of the action:

While the weight divisions and taping are set, fans will have to wait on news regarding contestants. They can, however, look for the series to debut sometime in April 2014. 

Stick with Bleacher Report for more information on TUF 19 as it approaches, and make sure to keep an eye out for our TUF 18 coverage! 

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