BJ Penn Next In Line For The Lightweight Title

According to UFC president Dana White in a post UFC 73 press conference, BJ Penn is likely to stay at 155lb and could fight for the UFC lightweight title against Sean Sherk as early as November. Penn recently dropped down to 155 to rematch Jens Pulver at The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 finale, in which he made quick work and choked out Pulver. Sherk will be a challenge for Penn given that he is sometimes lacking in cardio and has a tenancy to gas in the later rounds. Sherk can go five rounds non-stop like we witnessed at UFC 73.

“B.J. Penn is next for Sherk. In November.”