UFC 87 will go a long way towards determining BJ Penn’s future opponents. Expect the popular Hawaiian native to keep a close eye on two fights at the Minnesota event in particular.
Penn recently told Fighters Club TV that he is set to move up to 170 to challenge the winner of the UFC 87 main event between Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch. The fight, contingent on the health of the victor, will likely take place at the UFC’s annual New Year’s Eve card this December 27th in Las Vegas.
The other fight that Penn will be keeping close tabs on at UFC 87 is Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta. Penn stated that he plans to retain his lightweight title, despite challenging for the welterweight title, and will likely face the winner of Florian-Huerta.
He also left open the option of moving up to middleweight after cleaning out the light and welterweight divisions over the foreseeable future.
Check out Penn’s comments right here in our video’s section.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.