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Monday, 10/21/2013, 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division.

Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes.

With ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 19 taping underway, the UFC boss has had time to assess BJ’S weight cutting progress and he told the media that Penn, who has enlisted Mike Dolce in advance, is nearly there already!

“First of all, everyone is questioning his weight? He’s almost there now. Wait till you see how skinny he is, it’s crazy. BJ is one of those guys, once he sets his mind to something this is what he’s decided to do. He believes he’s going to rip through these guys and win that title and I love that. That’s what I want guys here for. That’s why when the older guys try and come back, I ask ‘why?’ You’re at this age, you’ve accomplished so many things, look what BJ Penn has accomplished. BJ Penn built the 155 pound division at a time when people used to go, ‘Oh those guys are too small, we don’t want to see the small guys fight. Those guys will never be a pay-per-view draw.’ BJ was one of the biggest PPV draws in the UFC at the time.”


19 Responses to “Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    I am so fucking pumped for this BJ return. I’ve never seen the whirlwind behind BJ get this strong with his other comebacks. It is BJ’s time. War Penn.

  2. drew says:

    bj penn is my favorite fighter and will hopefully be the first to have carry the belt in 3 diff weight classes. LOVE YA BJ YOU CAN DO THIS!

  3. mean170 says:

    145 is perfect for him, he’ll have to be in great shape to make weight. BJ in great shape with all of his talent is a scary guy.

  4. Chris says:

    I gotta call bullshit on this. We all have to remember, its Dana who’s saying this.

    I hope he makes weight and I hope he’s in great shape but Dana likes to say crazy shit and BJ likes to eat…

  5. Dddddddddd says:

    Man,I hope he pulls this off. It would be spectacular to see him win this fight let alone the title. I believe BJ could win any fight,any time,any where.

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