Dana White: Expect big fights this year including BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian

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We've got Mir and Lesnar coming up, we've got possibly Rashad and Rampage, or if it's not Rashad and Rampage it'll be Rashad and Lyoto, which I think will be a very good card too. We've got all big fights -- Randy Couture's gonna fight again this year. We've got a lot of big cards this year ... Also, Kenny Florian and BJ is going to be a big fight ... I can't see -- BJ, to me, is not the type of person who's going to have a fight like he just had and walk away from his belt at 155. I can't see that happening ... I wouldn't have been shocked if BJ had won both titles and then retired. That wouldn't have shocked me. But after the way that went down, I can't see him retiring.

UFC President Dana White looks forward to a year of big fights including BJ Penn's return to the lightweight division to battle number one contender Kenny Florian. Penn is currently mired in "Greasegate" after a Vaseline-happy cornerman back-lubed St. Pierre between rounds during their welterweight title fight at UFC 94 on January 31. Penn filed a formal request to the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today to have the incident reviewed. Hopefully it's dealt with in a timely manner so we can put the fighting back in the Octagon where it belongs.

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