BJ Penn vs Carlos Condit

BJ Penn and Carlos Condit

It appears Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are on a collision course for a bout in October.

The power of social networking was at work on Monday with messages being exchanged back and forth between Condit, Penn and fellow top ten welterweight Jon Fitch.

When it was all said and done, Condit issued a challenge to Penn, who promptly accepted. Now the UFC is on board as well.

“The people have spoken,” wrote Condit in a message to Penn. “They want to see us scrap, let’s give ‘em what they asked for.”

It didn’t take long for Penn to answer back.

“Yup, let’s do it October 29th,” Penn said.

This is a fight the UFC is getting behind because they are in the process of working out a date and time for Condit and Penn to face each other.

Speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Monday, Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa of First Round Management, said that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is in the process working out a fight between the two welterweight contenders.

While both fighters and the UFC are targeting a date in October, the event remains to be determined.

“The fight is going to happen, but this is a main event fight,” Kawa stated. “The UFC might have something planned, we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Sources have indicated to MMAWeekly.com that the UFC may be working on a third event in October, somewhere between the two shows currently on the schedule already.

Right now the UFC has plans for UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston, as well as UFC 137 on October 29 in Las Vegas with Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz headlining.

While no main event has been confirmed for the Houston show, all signs are pointing towards the lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard leading the way.

UFC 137 has the main event fight between St-Pierre and Diaz, but no co-main event fight at this time.

If there is a third event in October, it’s currently not on the books with the UFC, but a UFC Fight Night or something else could be possible.

The hardest part is over, however, and Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn appear headed for a fight later this year. MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the date and location when it becomes available.


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