B.J. Penn 'Warming' To A Possible Return To The UFC

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn was a guest on UFC Tonight on Fuel last night, and had to field the question that seemingly everyone wants an answer to - is he ever going to fight again? Well, he certainly seems more open to the idea than he was a few months ago (transcribed by MMA Mania):

"I mean, right after my last fight I had no interest in fighting, but I am kind of warming up to the idea. Everywhere I go people are telling me to get back into the ring and I think it is working a little. No timetable, it isn't going to be anytime in the next few months, that's for sure. The thing about the UFC is that the landscape is constantly changing. I guess whatever makes sense. I don't want any freebie fights. I would like to put together a fight that makes sense for everyone; for the fighters, the fans and the organization -- a big fight."

UFC president Dana White has stated that Penn was offered a bout with Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, but would likely return at 170 and that he's not retired. Who would you like to see BJ face when he returns? You can catch the full UFC Tonight interview after the jump.


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