It seems like just yesterday that B.J. Penn smoked Diego Sanchez so bad at UFC 107 that people were wondering if the UFC could find a decent challenger for Penn's lightweight title. Frankie Edgar answered that question of course with back-to-back wins over the Hawaiian.
But now SBN's Luke Thomas points out that a rematch between Penn and Sanchez might be just around the corner:
I received an interesting email from a reader wondering about the future of the welterweight division. The essential question was this: if B.J. Penn defeats Jon Fitch tonight at UFC 127 and Diego Sanchez defeats Martin Kampmann at UFC on Versus 3 next week, will they rematch? And if they do, will it look different than anything in this video (a clip from their first meeting at lightweight)?
It's not an idle query. Outside of Carlos Condit, there really aren't any other immediate contenders for a vacant welterweight title right now.
Something to think about heading into tonight's B.J. Penn vs Jon Fitch bout at UFC 127.