By the time Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn step into the cage to fight each other for the third time, more than 50 numbered UFC events will have passed since their last bout. Plus all the fight nights and such in between.
When news broke earlier this week that Edgar and Penn would coach against one another on the next season of "The Ultimate Fighter" and then face off again afterward, Twitter timelines erupted with disdain. (Then again, that happens pretty much three or four times with various types of news.)
Based on reaction to the fight, it would appear that the only people who want to see Penn and Edgar fight at featherweight are Penn . . . and maybe someone else.
It's been more than three years since Penn vs. Edgar 2 at UFC 118 took place, and when the trilogy concludes, it will be closer to four years. Edgar is 2-3-1 since, and Penn is 1-2-1.
So, for fun, let's take a look at who else from the UFC 118 card in Boston on Aug. 28, 2010, is still in the UFC:
Demian Maia (who beat Mario Miranda)
Gray Maynard (who beat Kenny Florian)
Nate Diaz (who beat Marcus Davis)
Joe Lauzon (who beat Gabe Ruediger)
Nik Lentz (who beat Andre Winner)
Dan Miller (who beat John Salter)
Mike Pierce (who beat Amilcar Alves)
A total of nine of the 20 fighters on that card are still active in the UFC. Not too shabby. Now here's a look at who is no longer an active UFC fighter besides the names mentioned above:
What does all of this mean? Not much at all, really. It's just a smidge interesting to take a look back.