According to BJPenn.com, UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn will defend his title against top contender Kenny “Kenflo” Florian at UFC 101 on August 8th from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA.
According to our sources here within Team Penn, Florian has already signed the bout agreement for this fight. As for BJ, we received the bout agreement this afternoon and plan on making this fight happen.
Kenny Florian stirred the pot last week on ESPN’s Inside MMA:
“At the end of the day, I just want this fight to be signed. Let’s get an event, let’s get a date, and let’s make it happen.”
A man of so many words, BJ Penn had little to say:
“I look forward to the challenge.”
Penn has not defended his UFC lightweight title since defeating Sean Sherk via third round TKO at UFC 84.