UFC Quick Quote: BJ Penn's biological clock is ticking

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: BJ Penn of the USA watches the big screen after his drawn fight against Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

"Those (winning the 155 and 170-pound titles) are definitely two dreams of mine. I know those are big aspirations, but I guess you've got to shoot for the stars ... I guess in a little bit of a way, I feel my clock ticking. But I don't feel it ticking like it's going to be over real soon, but ticking like I want to accomplish a few more things. I want to fight. I want to be active. I want to make money. I want to get better and have more of these life experiences, and that's it. I want to stay busy. I don't want to sit on the shelf."

Tick-tock! The window of opportunity is slowly closing for the thirty-something Hawaiian, who recently lost the opportunity to settle his score with Jon Fitch after AKA's top division contender was forced to withdraw from their UFC 132 bout due to injury. "The Prodigy" tells The MMA Hour he's hoping to reclaim titles in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions. But has that ship sailed? Or does he still have the time (and the talent) to pull it off? Where does he go from here? Sound off, Maniacs.

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