Former lightweight kingpin BJ Penn faces Matt Hughes in the co-main event at UFC 123, but you’d never know it with the lack of pub the Hawaiian has received. Instead of pouting, Team Penn did something about it by releasing “The Best Damn BJ Penn Highlight Video.”
The 31-year-old shocked Hughes in their first meeting at UFC 46 by moving up a division to steal the 170-pound crown. Penn vacated the title shortly after and left the UFC over a bitter contract dispute.
Hughes gladly reclaimed the belt shortly after and proceeded to rule the division for the next couple of years.
The Hall of Famer avenged his loss in their rematch at UFC 63 back in September 2006.
Fans can thank (or blame, however you wanna look at it) Frankie Edgar for making the trilogy possible. Penn is headed back to the welterweight division after back-to-back thrashings from the reigning 155-pound champion.
UFC 123 takes place November 20th inside the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan.
Please click the media player below to watch Penn’s video (Courtesy of BJPenn.com):