Frankie Edgar gave a definitive answer to the question of who is the best MMA lightweight in the world when he dominated the legendary BJ Penn every step of the way in their UFC 118 rematch in Boston.
With his devastating win, Edgar also stakes his claim to two more titles, the first being the greatest UFC lightweight of all time held by BJ Penn and the other, the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world which is a toss up between welterweight champion George St. Pierre and the middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
MMA fighters will do well to emulate Frankie Edgar's technique of constantly moving from side to side of his opponent, backing away when necessary, but always ready to stick a jab here and a kick there, while avoiding to get hit and tagged by counterpunches. He showed tremendous cardio, took down BJ Penn several times with relative ease and more importantly, displayed the strength and ability to escape twice when BJ brought him to the mat.
There were doubters in Abu Dhabi in UFC 112 but now, the bellwether of the future of the UFC has definitely arrived and his name is Frankie "The Answer" Edgar!