B.J. Penn reveals what would convince him to make his return to UFC

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B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. 

The Prodigy has held both the welterweight and lightweight titles - and he successfully defended the latter in three consecutive fights. 

But the last time he had that gold around his waist was way back in 2009. 


Now 39, Penn hasn't been in the Octagon for over a year, since June 25, 2017. 

That night, he faced Dennis Siver in the featherweight division - losing by majority decision. The loss took his overall record to 16-12-2.

In fact, that was his fifth defeat in a row - and the last time he actually won a fight was in 2010.

Because of that, many fans have been questioning if that was Penn's last ever fight - even though he's not officially retired. 

Actually, it seems that even he's unsure about what the future holds.


It may be unlikely that we'll see Penn in the cage again anytime soon and at the moment, he has no solid plans to get back into the fight game. 


"I don’t know. You never know," he said while on the red carpet at the UFC Hall of Fame event last week, per Bloody Elbow.

"You never know what I’m going to do, but no plans, nothing scheduled."  


Despite having nothing in the pipeline, Penn did reveal what it would take to get him back into the Octagon. 

And it's all down to who he's facing. 

"Give me a guy that I can beat and I’ll come back," he said. 


Who that guy would be though, is far from clear. But the American has made it clear that he'll only return to snap that losing streak. 


Since he was beaten by Silver at UFC Fight Night 112, Penn hadn't been training much - but now admits he's been back in the gym for a couple of months. 

"I wasn’t training for the whole time (after the fight), but I just started training the last month or two, because I get just so depressed when I’m out of the gym. I gotta get in and work out." 


Although it's very unlikely we'll see him return to UFC anytime soon, the fact that Penn has started to get back into the swing of things will give fans hope that he may return one day. 

And If the UFC can find him someone to beat too, then it might not be out of the question. 

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