Former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn wants another fight inside the Octagon.
Penn, who retired in 2014 following a third consecutive loss, issued a challenge for UFC 197 against Nik Lentz. Overall, “The Prodigy” is 0-3-1 in his last four, having not scored a win since a 2010 knockout of Matt Hughes.
It also appears that Penn is taking his training to New Mexico, working with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn.
@niklentz this is a formal challenge for Nik Lentz to meet me in the octagon March 5th in Las Vegas. Nik you wrote a silly poem about me making fun of me, you said stuff about me and my parents, and you been making a #bringpennback hashtag, I ask you today to be a man and back up everything you said, talk the talk walk the walk , uncle BJ is mad already #youout #bringpennback #hiloboys #hawaii #allhawaii