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Wednesday, 06/05/2013, 10:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

It didn’t take long for prospective challengers to line-up in the hopes of facing a returning legend.

Amidst reports that former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn may not yet be ready to close the book on his storied career in mixed martial arts, a new challenge presented itself in the form of undefeated Russian fighter Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov.

With Penn’s hypothetical return to the Octagon said to be at 155 pounds-where he reigned as champion from January 2008 to April 2010- Nurmagomedov took to Twitter this morning to send out a challenge to the 34 year-old native of Hilo, HI:


It has been nearly six months since we’ve seen Penn in the Octagon, where he dropped a lopsided decision to Rory MacDonald back in December at UFC on FOX 5. The fight, which took place at 170 pounds, was Penn’s fourth since moving back to welterweight in November of 2010 for his rubber match with Matt Hughes. Since then, Penn has gone just 1-2-1 as a welterweight with many fans clamoring for his return to the lightweight division; a return that Nurmagomedov, who most recently bested Abel Trujillo at UFC 160, would be much obliged to be a part of.

A Judo black belt and Combat Sambo World Champion, Nurmagomedov has amassed a 20-0 MMA record since his professional debut in September 2008; nearly four months prior in May of that same year, Penn had just defeated Sean Sherk to defend his newly-won UFC Lightweight title. Interestingly enough, the Russian also trains at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, CA where a precocious, young Penn got his start in professional mixed martial arts under Javier Mendez and “Crazy” Bob Cook.

What do you think, Penn Nation? Does “The Prodigy” have one last go-round at 155, and is Khabib Nurmagomedov the right man to stand opposite him in the Octagon? Leave us your comments!

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22 Comments to Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

  1. morse says:

    Penn absolutely has enough left for a LW run but I wouldn’t start it with this fool

  2. Kebab says:

    I’m down for it. Since he likes to miss weight 160p catch-weight to get Bj use to lightweight.

    Bj will destroy you like he humiliated a team of judo black belt’s when he was a white belt, lol!

  3. Viking says:

    Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t even make 155lbs in his last fight. Now you want to call out a legend?! GTFO

  4. Thom1 says:

    I love BJ but he’s gotta make some changes or we’ll see more of the same. He wont have problems with Khabib I dont think but anyone else, he’s gotta be in great shape and stop brawling so much, go back to the technical BJ we saw back in the day. Just my 2 cents.

  5. Bj is not a legend says:

    Bj is not a legend got finished by gsp and absolutely humiliated by nick diaz and rory pathetic bum should stay retired

    • Bob'O says:

      What kind of a gutless turd posts under some made up name on this Man’s own website so you can insult him and all that he has accomplished in his life?

      Hey wormboy? I bet your Girl is riding your friends hog, because you’re a coward. Why don’t you post your junk under your real name? Big tough loud mouth behind a keyboard! You will never be even 1/8 of the Man that BJ Penn is. So shut your fucking mouth bro.

      LMAO! You uneducated dumb shit, BJ was only stopped twice in his entire MMA career. And both were at 170 by Hughes and GSP, fellow champions.

      Rory and Nick could not finish BJ, plain and fucking simple you moron. He knocked Hughes out beforehand in a few seconds. Humiliated is getting finished, but nobody at 155 ever has.

      Study up before you make a fool of yourself. Fix your brain you pathetic soul. Go call your girlfriend again you worm.

      You would get your ass kicked in the first 30 seconds of round 1 you pathetic weakling. You gotta a lot of nerve Jr.

      Now go clean Mommy’s basement up. She’s throwing you out and she is going to rent it out in order to make some extra cash instead of selling her ass on the streets in order for you to eat her out of house and home yuh fucking lazy bum. LMAO! Later on DickLip. ;) ~Bob’O

  6. Bj is not a legend says:

    I would say the beating he received from rory and nick was humiliating the coward wouldn’t even fight back. This ***** is always tired and receives a whooping he wouldn’t beat the bottom feeders of the division now. Rory Ali shuffled him like 6 times so that is pretty embarrassing and diaz made him look unrecongizable so maybe you should stop blowing this loser. I would finish bj within 30 seconds guy is a has been

    • GRT 3000 says:

      & your 15 at your mommy’s computer. quit trolling you little zitface and go jerk off your boyfriend or whatever you little teen fruits get up to in your emo rooms.

  7. doc says:

    If I was in Khabib’s position I would do the same thing. What would I have to lose as a b level fighter at this point of my career by fighting Penn? Odes he deserve it? NOT BY A LONG SHOT. But I would do the same thing. Cannot hate on a guy for trying to make a name for himself and get paid.

    But Penn would smash this kid.

  8. Jeff says:

    Trolls are gonna troll BobO! Dude probably has only seen a few of his fights. BJ is one cool dude and for someone to talk about him like that is ridiculous. It shows he’s just a tool!

    • Bob'O says:

      Jeff, I know bro. It just disgusts me how some internet nobody can say the things that he does about a Man who has accomplished so much and gave his all every time he fights. I mean, Pedro bans Thom from the forum, but allows these motherfuckers to talk this junk, wtf? BJ was stopped only twice at 170, and never was knocked out or submitted, nor finished whatsoever at 155. Plus, the only other guy other than Couture who has held two belts in two different weight classes. So why say he was dominated, he never fucking quit! I know you know this, but it’s for the loser living in his mommy’s garage who said he could beat BJ. LMAO! I Can’t believe they would allow this fucks to post such things here. ~Bob’O

  9. Jeff is a tool says:

    You guys are delusional if you think bj is good dude gets his ass handed to him every fight

    • GRT 3000 says:

      if you picked up MMA last year (like you) but for the rest of us (real fans) with hair on are balls, we’ve seen what he’s accomplished & KNOW what kind of talent he is. so f(u)c(k) off you little fruit & go work on your emo swoosh for your boyfriend.

  10. Slim Charles says:

    you deserve this fight? you deserve nothing… you didn’t make weight your last fight against some no name and I don’t care what anyone else says you lost that fight against Gleison Tibau… you’d be easy money…

  11. Grt 2000 says:

    Seems like bjs nuthuggers are upset with the truth that the guy is a scrub Frankie Edgar made him his bitch for 10 straight rounds hahahahahahahah

    • GRT 3000 says:

      Frankie lost the first fight & did a good job of running and jabbing in round 2 – he’s good, but no two division champ like BJ. now give yerself’ a bitch-slap for me you little weasel.

  12. Grt 2000 says:

    Pretty sure Frankie left with the belt the first fight so don’t understand how you think he lost while bj was crying on his yes men shoulders

    • GRT 3000 says:

      …your right, MMA judges NEVER f(u)c(k) up. I’m done with you clown…you don’t have the first clue what you’re talking about.

  13. you all morons says:

    To doc b level fighter r u f.n ideot?? The eagle is 11 on UFC LW. He is young and his time coming so sucked up all ya morons

  14. Grt 2000 says:

    Judges didnt get it wrong bj got handled by Frankie your just a little nuthuggers that hates to admit your idol sucks

    • Bob'O says:

      You can’t even pick your own name to hide behind you fuck. No worries though, our IP scanner knows exactly where you are! I know some crazy islanders that are not very happy with your loud mouth at this time. LMAO!!! I would shut your pie hole if I were you. Just some advice dick. ;) ~Bob’O

  15. Islanders are bitches says:

    Most of islanders are meth heads just watch dog the bounty hunter hahahaha

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