UFC president Dana White recently sparked rumors of B.J. Penn’s return to action, citing recent conversations he’s had with The Prodigy during which he’s indicated his desire to come out of retirement. Penn himself put the brakes on those rumors, explaining that he’s still essentially on the fence about ever fighting again.
Today, UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck got people excited again for a possible Penn appearance when he Tweeted the following:
#UFC just offered me to fight BJ Penn…I said YES!!!!! Just waiting on him!!!!!! Let’s scrap bra?
Once again, Penn shot down the possibility of a return to action at this point. The 33-year-old responded to Koscheck on Twitter, letting him know that he won’t be making his next big money pay day with his help.
@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!
Penn last appeared in action at UFC 137 in October, where he lost a lopsided unanimous decision to Nick Diaz. The Hawaiian legend announced his retirement following the fight and has not competed since. Recently, he’s softened his stance some and leaves a door open to some future return, though he insists he’s happy taking the time to himself right now.