"I just wanted to address something real quick. Yesterday [on the conference call] one of the reporters asked me if I was done fighting at 155 pounds and I said, ‘Dana wouldn't let that happen'. I definitely believe that I'll be fighting at 155 pounds again. So maybe I was a little miss quoted or maybe the quote came out wrong. But that's not really important, what's important is taking on Jon Fitch in Australia. He's been the man for a long time at welterweight and that's it, that's the plan."
Despite company President Dana White's proclamation that the winner of B.J. Penn vs Jon Fitch at UFC 127 on Feb. 26 in Australia will determine the next welterweight number one contender, "The Prodigy" says he believes a move back down to his old stomping grounds at 155-pounds is going to happen. This after his statement that he feels his best fighting weight is at 170-pounds. Does this mean the former two division champion believes he can realize his dream of holding two belts simultaneously? Or is he reaching the point in his career in which exciting fights take precedence over divisional relevance a la Matt Hughes?