UFC Boss Dana White Claims BJ Penn Will Not Fight Again After Nik Lentz Clash
BJ Penn is on a longest losing streak in the history of the UFC, but he’ll probably take part in another bout. On Friday, UFC boss Dana White confirmed that he was booking the former two-division champion from Hawaii for the match against Nik Lentz, which will probably take place at UFC 242, in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
In his previous seven matches, BJ Penn lost to Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Frankie Edgar, Yair Rodriguez, Dennis Siver, Ryan Hall, and Clay Guida. He scored his last win versus Matt Hughes at UFC 123.
After UFC 240 in Edmonton, Dana explained why he decided to give “Prodigy” another shot, and promised the match against Nik Lentz would be BJ’s final bout.
“Cause he terrorized me for freaking a week and wouldn’t stop texting me for three days straight, talked me into it.” White said at the post-fight press conference. “We have a deal now — win, lose or draw, this is B.J. Penn’s last fight.“
“I won’t give him another fight. There won’t be another fight no matter what.“
But Dana White also claims that BJ Penn gave him a word.
“He’s promised me that win, lose or draw, he will retire after this fight,” Dana said. “We’ll see if he keeps his promise.”
So what do you think ladies and gentlemen? Is the combat versus Nik Lentz really BJ’s last UFC bout?