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mmaguy81 09-13-2010 09:49 PM

matt vs bj penn III???
Did neone notice in matts last blg he said he talked to dw about something very interesting for the nov 20 ppv in penn has said he wants to fight again in november? what are yalls thought??? i know matt said he was gonna take the fall off to hunt.., but their is just something about the way he said what he said in his blog.....neways whats yall thoughts??????

VCURamFan 09-13-2010 10:39 PM

I'd be down for that!!!

mmaguy81 09-14-2010 01:24 AM

ITS official go to for details matt vs bj at ufc 123 negotioans are under way

Irish Pride 09-14-2010 01:30 AM

Hmmm...very interested in seeing if this is more than a rumor. :w00t:

Irish Pride 09-14-2010 01:45 AM

Well, it's on MMA weekly now.


J.B. 09-14-2010 01:49 AM

I like this, we have been talking about this for a while now

VCURamFan 09-14-2010 01:50 AM



(Loser pays for the pig roast at the afterparty.)

CagePotato has learned through a source close to the situation that discussions are underway between Matt Hughes, *BJ Penn*and the UFC to set up a rubbermatch between the pair at UFC 123*on**November 20.

The event, which is scheduled for The Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan will feature a main card match-up between former UFC light heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and Quinton Jackson.

We first learned of the possible match-up last week, and although we were unable to confirm with Hughes or Penn camps as of time of writing, both men have since confirmed that they could possibly compete in November, so it seems like the tip was legit and that the bout is in fact a plausibility.

Penn mentioned in a video blog that was posted on last week that he was contacted by UFC president Dana White about a possibly taking on a "big fight" in November.

Hughes made a similar statement yesterday via his website,

"...Dana called me yesterday and we had an interesting conversation about the November 20th UFC in Detroit," Hughes wrote. "More news about that down the road."

If it comes to fruition, the bout will mark Penn's first fight at welterweight since he lost by TKO to current UFC 170-pound kingpin Georges-St-Pierre nearly 22 months ago.*

At the time, Penn held the UFC lightweight strap and moved up to face St-Pierre in an attempt to win both titles, but fell short. Prior to that, Penn hadn't fought at the heavier weight since he lost to then-UFC welterweight champion, Hughes by third round TKO at UFC 63 nearly three years ago.

The first time the pair met, it was Penn who had his hand raised.

After coaxing a tap from Hughes in the first round of their UFC 46 170-pound championship bout, Penn walked away from the promotion, vacating the title without ever defending it.

When he faced Hughes at UFC 63, Penn actually wore his UFC belt to the cage, insisting that he was still the welterweight title holder.*

There will likely be no shortage of bad blood between these two heading into this fight if it happens.

Penn has spoken about his desire to eventually move back up to welterweight for quite some time and it seems that the back-to-back losses to Frankie Edgar may have been the impetus for the change of scenery.

We will have more as this story develops.

Irish Pride 09-14-2010 01:51 AM

I'm kind of sad though. I do not want Matt or BJ to lose. On the same card is Machida and Rampage and I do not want either of them to lose as well. :sad:

J.B. 09-14-2010 01:56 AM

This is gonna be the best fights we've seen in the Palace since Ron Artest beat up those fans.

Llamafighter 09-14-2010 01:58 AM


Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 135372)
This is gonna be the best fights we've seen in the Palace since Ron Artest beat up those fans.


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