To fight or not to fight, that is the question fanboys continue to pose to BJ Penn (Pictured) around every turn. Although Penn hasn’t given any indication that he’s prepared to cut his retirement short, it appears his adoring fans are starting to make him reconsider.
“I mean, right after my last fight I had no interest in fighting, but I am kind of warming up to the idea,” Penn told FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight. “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 33-year-old was recently called out by welterweight Josh Koscheck, who claimed he had inked a contract to fight Penn and was merely waiting on the Hawaiian to agree. Penn states the paper Kos signed was of the fictitious variety.
“I was just as surprised as you were to hear that,” Penn expressed. “I don’t know if the UFC talked to him. I haven’t talked to Josh about it, so your guess is as good as mine.”
When asked who he would like to make his comeback bout against, if/when the time comes, Penn professed he’s looking for a blockbuster scrap.
“The thing about the UFC is that the landscape is constantly changing,” Penn shared. “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.”
Penn owns a 16-8-2 professional record. He abruptly called it quits after dropping a unanimous decision defeat to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 in October.