3) Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn III
The return of MMA legend B.J. Penn in 2014, following a near-two year hiatus from professional competition, was anticipated to say the least.
But with a depleted offensive skill set, slowed movements, and natural strength incapable of handling the athletic superiority of Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 finale, “The Prodigy” seemingly mad a massive mistake in coming back to the Octagon.
Edgar bullied him for almost 15 minutes before the fight was stopped in the third round due to a TKO. There was obviously some money to be made considering the two had fought twice before, but the trilogy fight was more one-sided homicide than epic grudge match.
To think that Penn is making another comeback at UFC 199 nearly two years later is absolutely mind-boggling. I guess he hasn’t learned his lesson.