The two-division UFC champion revealed at the pre-fight scrum ahead of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale that he believed the UFC President's retirement comments made perfect sense. He even hinted that he may chose to retire even if he is victorious on Sunday.
"That makes a lot of sense," Penn said regarding Dana's comments. "It makes a lot of sense for Dana to say that. We were talking about my retirement just before I took this fight. Do or die or not, I am going to go out and enjoy this whole thing. I'm just going to ride this until the wheels fall off (laughs)."
Penn also made it clear during the scrum that he has no issue being a heavy underdog at the event, and that even if the odds were 50-1 against him it would only serve to motivate him further.
"I love it [being an underdog]. I love it, I love it, I love it. Make it 50-1.Let me prove them wrong."
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale takes place Sunday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.