Penn talks about a permanent move to the Welterweight divisionPosted on March 16, 2010, 04:33 PM by Daniel Cassidy
For what could be the fourth time in his career, it seems BJ Penn hasn't fully decided on whether or not to return to the welterweight division, but still thinks he has a good chance at moving up permanently. Currently, the worlds number 1 Lightweight holds a Welterweight record of 1-3, with his only win a title victory over Matt Hughes, and his 3 losses coming as one from Hughes, and 2 from current Welterweight Champ, Georges St, Pierre.
“I think there is a possibility of moving to Welterweight. I don’t in no way want to look past Frankie Edgar, he’s a good fighter. You never know what could happen. But if I go back to Welterweight, maybe I’ll try to give it a run, maybe fight a couple of fights there, we’ll see how it goes…I might try to do it permanent. We’ll see, I just don’t want to rush anything, just take my time and go out there and do my best.
I think I could do good against some of the top welterweights. Yeah, pretty big guys, but you gotta live some times, you gotta step up sometime, huh? Yeah, you never know what could happen with Hughes. Let’s see how him and Renzo go, let’s see what happens there.”
Another run in the Welterweight division could set up some exciting matches, against the likes of Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Josh Koscheck, and even a possible third match with GSP himself. Penn faces Frankie "The Answer" Edgar at UFC 112: Invincible; in Abu Dhabi, on April 10th.