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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

BJ Penn Wants UFC’s 145 Belt, Believes Greg Jackson Can Help Him Win Third UFC Title

Holm (left), Penn and Jones (right) (photo Jackson-Wink MMA)

By FCF Staff

After recently heading to Jackson-Wink MMA, and calling out Nik Lentz, BJ Penn hopes to make a title run at 145 pounds in the UFC.

Last week, various pictures were posted on social media of Penn at the Albuquerque gym, and the UFC Hall of Fame member also challenged Lentz to fight at UFC 197. Today, Penn appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and the former lightweight and welterweight champ said the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“I want to go get that 145-pound belt. That’s definitely a huge motivation for me. I believe with Greg Jackson’s help, I can get that done. And I believe that I will be able to walk away as the only man with three titles in three weight divisions.”

The 37 year-old Penn hasn’t fought since 2014 when he was stopped by Frankie Edgar. “The Prodigy” is 1-3-1 in his last five fights.

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