Despite previous reports, UFC boss says B.J. Penn looking to fight again

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Budgellism
4/22/12 9:40:19AM
Fear not, B.J. Penn fans: "The Prodigy" may return, after all.

UFC president Dana White on Saturday night revealed he and Penn spoke at this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden, and the future UFC Hall of Famer said he wants another go in the octagon.

"I heard some [expletive] that he said he was going to retire and all this stuff," White said following Saturday's UFC 145 post-event presser in Atlanta. "I talked to him, and he's like, 'I want to fight again.'"

In October, former UFC champion Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) suffered a one-sided loss to Nick Diaz, prompting "The Prodigy" to call it quits at the conclusion of the fight.

In the time since, many MMA fans and pundits have speculated on Penn's future, wondering aloud if the fiery competitor is truly ready to walk away at just 33 years old. Penn, who was a guest fighter at UFC on FUEL TV 2, told several media outlets he was still retired and remained happy with his decision. However, it appears he was singing a different tune behind closed doors.

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FastKnockout
4/22/12 11:33:42AM
What Dana means is he offered Penn that big $$$.
george112
4/22/12 12:20:03PM
Even though i wouldn't mind seeing Penn back in the octagon I really can't see him winning another belt.


He has obviously slowed and I just think welterweight and even lightweight has too much young and upcoming talent


I'm not saying he won't win some just saying it will be an uphill battle
State_Champ
4/22/12 6:15:01PM
Penn vs Rory Macdonald!

Macdonald's striking didn't impress me against Che so I'd like to see how he performs against someone who he cannot TD at will.
prophecy033
4/22/12 8:11:58PM

Posted by State_Champ

Penn vs Rory Macdonald!

Macdonald's striking didn't impress me against Che so I'd like to see how he performs against someone who he cannot TD at will.

MacDonald takes this fight IMO. Penn is really hard to take down but MacDonald is so well rounded that I don't even think he needs the takedown to win a fight against Penn
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