During his hiatus from action, B.J. Penn stated time after time he really was happy with retirement. “The Prodigy” was training when he wanted, hanging out with his family, and working out around Hawaii like he enjoys. However, when Rory MacDonald came calling, Penn couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
The former UFC champion told Just Scrap Radio earlier this week that a desire to complete his current contract also helped his decision.
“I’m just coming back and doing this fight and I am pretty sure this is the last fight on my contract,” Penn said. “I will have to go back and check, but I think this is the last fight on my contract. I would like to finish out my contract.”
While many believed Penn could be the central figure to an event in Hawaii, he has no problems heading to MacDonald’s territory of Toronto for the UFC 152 bout. The actual date/location of the match-up has not been confirmed by the UFC yet.
“I am going to go to the belly of the beast,” Penn said. “I just want to go over there and take care of this. I am going to go to the belly of the beast and see a fire-breathing dragon and take out my sword.”
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