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We're looking for a return, we have to defend the lightweight title. It's been long, it's been overdue since we defended the lightweight title. I had to heal up some of my injuries that I suffered from the Georges St. Pierre fight. I'm all good now so we're gonna move forward with my same team, my same camp and we're gonna make a run to defend the lightweight title -- I think it's either late July or early August.
-UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn talks about returning to the 155-pound division just hours after his hearing in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regarding the accusations he made about current welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre getting greased up in between rounds of their championship superfight at UFC 94 "St. Pierre vs. Penn 2" back on January 31. While the controversy is far from over, it's refreshing to hear "The Prodigy" speak about getting back to business in the lightweight division -- where a handful of contenders (including Kenny Florian) are eagerly awaiting his return.
Check out the complete video interview after the jump.