BJ Penn Not Interested In Moving To 145lbs, Wants A Rubber Match With Matt Hughes

After another successful title defense this past weekend, BJ Penn took time out today to have a live Q&A with fans on his website

One of the interesting subjects touched on was the possibility of Penn moving down to 145lbs, but the lightweight champion seemed uninterested in the move.

He also noted that he would prefer not to fight the new WEC featherweight champ Jose Aldo due to the fact they both members of the Nova Uniao team.

One match-up that definitely does appeal to him however is a rubber match with Matt Hughes.  If Penn does make the jump back up to welterweight, and in the chat he confirmed he was planning to do so before his career is over, then Hughes would make a perfect first opponent.

In the mean time he admits he has no real preference over who he defends his lightweight title against next, and says he will fight whoever the UFC decides has earned the opportunity.

Other points of interest included Penn stating that he would star as a coach on The Ultimate fighter one more time, and admitting that the hardest he’s ever been hit was a liver kick from current light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida when they fought several years ago.


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