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Dana White: BJ Penn is one fight away from a return to the UFC welterweight division

Props: Sherdog


"There's a couple of guys out there still, you know I gotta sit down and talk to (Penn) and see what he wants to do, but it's all about cleaning out divisions and he's probably one fight away from doing that. If he does that, he could move up to 170 (pounds) again -- but I think BJ's gonna have to earn that. I don't think he just walks in from 155 and faces Georges St. Pierre. Georges has two wins over him so BJ is going to have to earn that at 170, whether it's going in and fighting a number one contender, I don't know yet. He would be in the running to be a contender."

Well, we're getting Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz for a third time despite "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" going 0-2 against "The Iceman," does it make sense for an eventual third dance between "Rush" and "The Prodigy" -- or did we see enough in their second fight to already know the outcome? And can Penn get past ruthless contenders like Thiago "Pitbull" Alves to do it?

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