BJ Penn: Ex-Champ Wants Another Fight Soon
BJ Penn is still hoping for a fight as soon as possible despite with his recent defeat on UFC 118.
BJ Penn is ready to return to the octagon sooner than expected. The former champion and title holder, fell on the hands of Frankie Edgar on last week’s UFC 118. Edgar was the same fighter who took the belt on Penn last April at UFC 112.
And he wanted to be back as soon as possible.
“I’m going to stick to what I said about being as active as I can,” he said in a video post. “I am going to try to contact the UFC and get a fight as soon as possible.”
Penn, 31, is at the prime of his game now and all he wanted was to fight.
“I just want to fight,” he said. “I can’t do this forever. I’m 31 years old. I think I’m in my prime. Let’s do it now.”
Penn ultimately withstand a shutout (50-45) by unanimous decision loss to Edgar in UFC 118 and had no response to Edgar’s strike and take downs. But the fighter said that it wasn’t a big damage at all so there is no need for a long time to heal.
“Luckily, I did not get injured, so I’ve got no injuries,” he said. “I can still build off what I built in my last camp.”
After the UFC 118 event, President Dana White hasn’t decided yet what’s in store for Penn and that there is a need to consult UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. As of the moment, top contender Gray Maynard is promised to take a shot on Edgar’s victory and some other division’s top contenders like: Evan Dunham, Jim Miller, Sean Sherk are booked already.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of potential fighters in the 155-pound division who are indeed available for upcoming fights, including Clay Guida, George Sotiropoulos, Takanori Gomi, Joe Stevenson, Kenny Florian and Kurt Pellegrino.View Article Source »