B.J. Penn Declines Fight with Josh Koscheck: ‘I’m Not Coming Back Anytime Soon’



Thanks but no thanks.

On late Wednesday evening, UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck revealed that he had been offered a fight against former two-weight class champion B.J. Penn, and he immediately accepted.

At the time, Koscheck was still awaiting word back from Penn and his camp to if they would accept the fight.

On Thursday, Penn answered back and returned in form on Twitter stating that he’s not ready to come back yet, and would not be facing Koscheck.

“I know it costs a lot of money to live that lavish lifestyle, big house, fast cars, and you need big fights, but sorry I’m not coming back anytime soon,” wrote Penn when addressing Koscheck on the social networking site.

Penn has backed off his retirement statements of late, but it looks like whenever the UFC was asking him to step into the cage with Koscheck was sooner than he was ready to return.

The former welterweight and lightweight champion stepped away from the sport following a loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 last year, and since that time has kept his statements vague about returning to fighting.

Just recently, UFC President Dana White revealed that Penn would come back to the Octagon, but it looks like it won’t be for the fight with Josh Koscheck.

When Penn will return and who it’s against will remain a mystery for now.

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