Dana White Says B.J. Penn’s Next Bout His is Last, “Win, Lose or Draw”
By FCF Staff
Many were surprised by the recent news that B.J. Penn is going to return to the Octagon for another bout, and after UFC 240, Dana White explained why.
Recently it was reported that Penn is going to face Nik Lentz at a UFC card to be determined. The news shocked many observers, as the 40-year-old Penn has lost 7 straight bouts and hasn’t won a bout since 2010.
During the post-fight presser, White was asked why the UFC has agreed to give Penn another fight, and he said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“B.J. is going to do what B.J. wants to do, and I’ve had a very crazy relationship with him and his family for the last 20 years, and B.J. walked me through a million reasons why he needs this fight and why he has to have it,” White said.
“He talked me into it. You guys know me: When I’m in, I’m in, and I’m going to do what I’m going to do.”
“He terrorized me for a week and wouldn’t stop texting me for three days straight,” White said. “We have a deal now: Win, lose or draw, this is B.J. Penn’s last fight.”
In Penn’s (16-14-2) last bout, which took place in May, the former lightweight and welterweight champ lost via unanimous decision to Clay Guida.