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BJ Penn camp says he’s now training for a lightweight return

The walking legend from Hilo, BJ Penn is not ready to call it quits, despite comments from his boss Dana White, calling for his retirement during the UFC 160 post-fight scrum.

“B.J. is too tough for his own good,” White said. “B.J. might not get knocked out, but the shots that B.J. took would have knocked out a normal human being. He’s had his head bounced off the canvas like a basketball by Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald just did it to him. B.J. Penn has left that Octagon looking like a fucking alien. He’s too tough for his own good. You don’t knockout B.J. Penn — he absorbs every amount of punishment you give him. It doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken any damage … he’s taken a lot of damage. And I don’t want to see him take any more.”

Likely in response to White’s remarks; Penn’s camp has let it be known that “The Prodigy” is currently in training for a possible lightweight return after a 1-2-1 run at 170, as verified on UFC Tonight by Ariel Helwani. A former champion of both divisions, Penn has spent majority of his career at lightweight where he has experienced the most success. Question is, will we see the 34-year-old former dominant champ return to his winning ways or is the new generation advancing too quickly?

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