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Recent Penn interview leaves uncertainty about future in fighting

UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn has stayed out of the public eye for the most part since losing this past Saturday at UFC 94 to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre via fourth round TKO.

Penn is believed to be keeping a low profile as he prepares for the possibility of filing a formal complaint with the Nevada State Athletic Commission in regard to allegations that St. Pierre’s corner applied Vaseline to his neck, shoulders, and chest between the first and second as well as second and third rounds.

However, soon after arriving home to his native Hilo, Hawaii, Penn conducted a brief interview with hometown television station KHON in which he left some uncertainty in regards to whether he will continue his fighting career.

“I have no clue what is going on in my head right now,” Penn told the station. “I was going to make this my last fight and finish up fighting GSP. In my head, I was with [the UFC] for nine or ten years and I kind of just wanted to be finished with this whole thing after this. So I don’t know where my head is right now.”

The loss to St. Pierre dropped Penn’s record as a welterweight in the UFC to 1-3 and creates the likelihood that he will return to the UFC’s lightweight division if he chooses not to retire. If Penn returns, his next fight will likely be a title defense against number one contender Kenny Florian.

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