B.J. Penn Ends Retirement And Wants To Fight For The 145-Pound Belt
Yahoo – B.J. Penn is ending his retirement. Again. The former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion announced his plan to return to the cage yesterday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, and it sounds like he’s in it to win it. Via MMA Fighting:
“I want to go get that 145-pound belt. That’s definitely a huge motivation for me. I believe with Greg Jackson’s help, I can get that done. And I believe that I will be able to walk away as the only man with three titles in three weight divisions.” … “I don’t want to be a shell of my former self,” Penn said. “And I told Jackson that if I can’t do this, you let me know. You come straight to me, Greg. You see me sparring one day, you look at me and say ‘this guy don’t got it anymore,’ pull the plug right now. I got a wonderful life back in Hawaii. I love my life. But I love fighting more.
“I realize what I’m up against. I’ll go out right now and give all my respect to these guys. These guys are animals. These guys are the best athletes in the world, and I want to go and take my place among them.”
If I were B.J Penn I would hang up the gloves for good. I remember his last fight against Edgar and let’s just say it wasn’t great. I wouldn’t even consider it average. He was standing up straight using some boxing stance he saw in a Heineken commercial. I hope Greg Jackson looks at B.J and says “this guy don’t got it anymore.”