Guess who’s not sticking around at lightweight to cement a legacy as the best lightweight of all time? It’s BJ Penn!
So much for drama and secrets, B.J. Penn spilled the beans with Fighters Club TV. He talks about moving up to 170 in his next fight. This is contingent on the Georges St. Pierre-Jon Fitch winner at UFC 87 in August coming out of the fight healthy. The Penn v. GSP/Fitch fight would be the main event at UFC’s annual close to the year card on December 27th in Las Vegas.
I will admit … Penn vs St Pierre 2 is infinitely more interesting than the idea of Penn vs Florian or Huerta. But BJ just won the goddamn lightweight belt, and that was after it was in limbo forever because of Sean goddamn Sherk. Now the division finally gets sorted and all of a sudden the belt is back in limbo? Is BJ giving it up to fight at 170? Or will he only let the belt go if he beats St Pierre? And why am I completely ignoring the possibility of Jon Fitch beating Georges St Pierre? Because that’s very very very unlikely? That wasn’t a question? My period key is broken so all my sentences have to end in question marks now? Sorry?