UFC 112: Beaten BJ Penn Congratulates Frankie Edgar for Win in Video

Tim NgoCorrespondent IApril 11, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:  (L-R) Lightweight champion BJ Penn battles Kenny Florian during their lightweight championship title bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has just released a video from his hotel room in Abu Dhabi following his unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar at “UFC 112: Invincible” on Saturday.

Immediately after hearing the unfavorable 50-45, 48-47, 49-46 verdict, Penn bolted for the locker room as Edgar celebrated the biggest win of his career.

Not many gave the 5-to-1 underdog much of a chance in the UFC’s Middle East debut. However, Penn was fully aware of the multitude of threats Edgar presented.

“Edgar’s a very good opponent, he’s got a lot of big wins and he gets after it,” the former champion said when the fight was originally announced.

The proud Hawaiian rocked a pair of sunglasses in his post-fight video, which was posted on BJPenn.com , as he continued to sing the praises of the new champion following the devastating loss.

“I want to congratulate Frankie Edgar, he fought a great fight tonight,” Penn stated. “Congratulations, he’s the new champ.”

The gameplan that Edgar and Co. put together was picture perfect, but as we stated during our live play-by-play coverage of UFC 112 , Penn appeared a step slow throughout the contest.

Some are speculating that may have had something to do with the black sleeve on his left knee, however Penn has made no mention of a pre-fight injury.

Please click the media player below to watch BJ Penn’s comments:

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