B.J. Penn has kept a relatively low profile since his UFC comeback ended with a bitter majority decision loss to Dennis Siver this past June. Currently, Penn is riding on a five-fight losing streak.
A former lightweight and welterweight champion, Penn was one of the most popular and talented fighters of his era, but over the past few years, he is riding a rough patch. He’s still ambitious, but after going 15-5-1 in his first 21 professional fights, Penn is 1-7-1 in his last nine contests to the Octagon.
Former champion B.J. Penn who last tasted the victory at UFC 123 on Nov. 20, 2010, when he knocked out Matt Hughes in 21 seconds, now he went on record by stating at least one opportunity that could bring him out of retirement, a fight in his home state of Hawaii.
Featherweight champion Max Holloway also interested that UFC should consider booking a contest in his hometown Hawaii, and if promotion made a trip it will be at the Aloha State.
No doubt UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn would want to be part of this showdown: (Quote Via MMAFighting)
“I wouldn’t go around talking to the UFC and asking them to get me a fight somewhere, but if something happened and the UFC came to Hawaii,” Penn told Honolulu television station KHON, “I’m still young enough to do it. I don’t see how I can turn that particular fight down.”
“That would be unbelievable. You see all kinds of rumors and stuff and the last time I was in Vegas I saw the MMA commission from Hawaii and someone representing Aloha Stadium up there so it’s interesting. I would love to see something happen. It would mean everything. Like I said though, I’m not even fighting so maybe I just sit back and watch.”
How many of you want to see BJ Penn fight again?