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Friday, 09/13/2013, 10:27 am

Dana White: BJ Penn Could Be First In History To Win Titles In Three Different Divisions


Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has embarked on a new journey in his already storied career.

Not only will the former champion be coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series for the second time, but as confirmed by UFC officials, he will also be moving down two-divisions to face off with Frankie Edgar next April.

For Penn, shifting divisions is just part of his legacy. Many point to the heavyweight matchup against Lyoto Machida where he fought to a split-decision defeat, others remember his stint at middleweight where he man-handled Rodrigo and Renzo Gracie.

Still, four divisions is apparently not enough for the Hawaiian born Penn, who will now not only test his might in a fifth weightclass but also take on a top contender and former title challenger in the division.

Now in a weightclass that he is probably best suited, the UFC boss thinks Penn may be the first fighter in history to capture three-division titles.

“BJ Penn is moving down to 145 pounds to coach The Ultimate Fighter against Frankie Edgar. BJ really hates the fact that he lost to Frankie Edgar. It’s something that’s been burning deep inside of him for three years now. So he’s moving down to 145 pounds to not only avenge those defeats, but to try and become the first fighter in UFC history to win titles in three different weight classes.”


13 Responses to “Dana White: BJ Penn Could Be First In History To Win Titles In Three Different Divisions”

  1. fortyb4five says:

    fuckin war bj!!!!!!!

  2. OakcliffTopdog says:

    Exactly what I was thinking when I heard it. Even though it will be tough with the likes of KZ, Mcgregor, Mendes, and Aldo I believe BJ can and will do it. If he finishes Edgar in explosive fashion he will more than likely get the title shot. It will only solidify what true Penn Nation fans have always known. #1 GOAT! War BJ!!!

  3. UFC 84 Forever says:


  4. brushbud says:


  5. nonPennlicker says:

    anyone else think this is a joke? He loses this fight he will def retire, 1-4-1 in his last 6 fights..that’s worse then rampage

  6. gladii says:

    If bj takes Frankie to the ground in the first round, Frankie will loose. No. Needs to use the same strategy he used against Fitch.

  7. gladii says:

    If bj takes the fight to the ground he will win. He should use the same strategy he used on Fitch.

  8. Fairpoint says:

    I thought he was worried about his legacy? He has only won 1 fight in his last 6 outings, rampage has a better record in his last 6 fights…

  9. squid says:

    damn, an in-shape, motivated BJ @ 145 would make waves in that division for sure. only fighters i can see giving him trouble there are aldo, edgar and mendes. i just cant see llamas, swanson, KZ, mcgregor, poirer and the rest giving him a run for his money at all. btw, i thought aldo and bj would never fight because they both come from nova uniao?

  10. vba says:

    Dreaming . Bj is getting owned in this one

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