Is Josh Koscheck the Fighter to Pull BJ Penn Back into the UFC Octagon?


BJ Penn at UFC 137Following his last fight, a loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 late last year, B.J. Penn all but signed his retirement papers.

“I’ve got a daughter, another daughter on the way, I don’t want to go home looking like this. I’m done,” he said before he walked out of the Octagon, his face battered and bruised.

Penn has since waffled on whether or not he is truly done, saying he’s enjoying life as a retired fighter, but falling short of saying that he would never return.

UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva, however, are working their magic, trying to make it as difficult as possible for Penn to walk away for good. Knowing it is going to take more than just a typical fight to light a fire in the Hawaiian, they are dangling rather large carrots in front of him.

Having already tried to talk Penn into a fight against Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce lightweight title – an offer he declined – it now appears that a bout with Josh Koscheck is in the offing.

“UFC just offered me to fight BJ Penn…I said YES!!!!!” Koscheck wrote on his official Twitter account on Wednesday night. “Just waiting on him!!!!!! Let’s scrap bra?”

There was no immediate response from Penn, who has been rather calculated of late. He put a lot of thought, together with his team, into the Melendez offer prior to turning it down. He’s likely to do the same with any offer to fight Koscheck.

Will B.J. Penn come out of the shadows and back into the limelight to face Koscheck, or is the Hawaiian truly ready to settle down with his family and ride the waves crashing onto the shores of his Hawaiian home?

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 114 views

Former UFC lightweight champion, BJ Penn makes threat to rough up Mike Dolce during Twitter fracas. A few months ago, B.J. Penn made his first (and last) foray into the Featherweight division. He hir read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

This Friday, November 7, the Octagon will travel to Sydney, Australia, for UFC Fight Night 55. Though the show is booked for The Land Down Under, its main event will pit United States rep Luke Rockho read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 views

While it take intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage can play a role, as well.Filed under: News, read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 views

After more than a year away from the Octagon due to injury, Brandon Thatch will make his return at a yet to be titled UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 14 against Stephen Thompson. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Mark Hunt's story inside the Octagon is full of highs and lows, but tonight in Mexico City, Mexico, he has an opportunity to take his career to a height nobody would ever have expected. And if "Super read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

While it take intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage can play a role, as well. See what the fight read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 28 views

Say what? When Bobby Green steps into the Octagon to face Edson Barboza at this weekend's (Sat. Nov. 22, 2014) UFC Fight Night 57: "Edgar vs. Swanson" event in Austin, Texas, it could possibly be his read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 1 views

After one full year away from competition, it appears Josh Koscheck is primed to make his return to the octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 16 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck is in talks to make his Octagon return against Neil Magny at the upcoming UFC 184: "Weidman vs. Belfort" pay-per read news >>

Jump to: