Just when you thought it was time for BJ to return to the octagon, he sticks to his word and continues to stay retired. Josh Koscheck announced on Twitter that he had been offered a fight against BJ Penn, and had accepted. The next logical step would be for his opponent, BJ Penn to accept the fight. Unfortunately that did not happen. Instead, Penn turns down the fight and trash talks at the same time.
“@joshkoscheck I know it costs a lot of money to live that lavish lifestyle, big house, fast cars & you need big fights but sorry I’m not coming back anytime soon!”
So, as much as fans, fellow fighters, and Dana White himself want BJ to return it does not look like it will happen anytime soon. He already has turned down a shot at Gilbert Melendez’s belt, and now the offered bout against Koscheck. It is not sure what it will take to lure BJ back to the sport, but at this point maybe it is time to take time off from the sport. He only has one win in his last five fights, and being in the fight game for a long time wears on a person. Maybe he will find that hunger to fight again, maybe he won’t. Either way, as White puts it, the UFC is not somewhere you want to be if you’re unsure if you are ready or not.