Max Holloway Says Hawaiian UFC Card Could Bring BJ Penn Out of Retirement
By FCF Staff
BJ Penn hung up the gloves last summer after incurring his third consecutive defeat, but according to Max Holloway, a UFC card in Hawaii could bring the legend out of retirement.
The 36 year-old Penn called it quits on pro fighting last July, after he was stopped by Frankie Edgar at the TUF 19 Finale. Recently Holloway held a Q&A session on Periscope, and while discussing his fellow Hawaiian, the featherweight stated (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):
“I heard Dana White talking about UFC: Hawaii, said it was already on the agenda and just needed to get over some obstacles,” Holloway said. “B.J. Penn said if UFC ever came to Hawaii, he would come out of retirement for a last one. You guys might just get your wish, and see the legend back in action.”
“I think he needs to fight at his true weight though, at 155. Just because he can make the weight, doesn’t mean he should. Give BJ one last fight, and that would be great I think.”
Holloway, meanwhile, is scheduled to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC 194 on December 12th. The 23 year-old is coming off a stoppage win over Charles Oliveira last month at UFC FN 74, who incurred a throat injury during the bout.