The UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC two division champion BJ Penn (16-10-2) has confirmed on the MMA Hour that he is coming out of retirement.BJ Penn has been training at Jackson/Winklejohns and confirms he will be there till his next fight. Penn has been taking pictures with other members of the team including UFC women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm, Jon Jones and Donald Cerrone who are all in support of his return to the octagon.
BJ Penn stated:
“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’m going through with this. If I didn’t have somebody like Greg Jackson to come out and talk to me and tell me that I can do this of course you’re always going to believe that you’re the best, you’re always going to believe that you can be the champ. But once in a while, you do have to step back and get someone else’s outside opinion.”
In an interview with Ariel Helwani BJ Penn also called out Nik Lentz to a fight at UFC 197 which take place March 5th at the MGM in Las Vegas.