BJ Penn wants to “do something like Anderson is doing”

UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn speaks on a eventual return to welterweight during Tuesday’s media teleconference, says he wants to follow “The Spiders” footsteps.

Penn, speaking via Sherdog, said:

“If everything goes well, I’d definitely consider moving up to 170. Not that it’s 100 percent guaranteed, but I’m thinking about it. If I do move, I’m going to move slow. I’m not going to rush anything. I’d think about it as testing the waters, maybe do something like Anderson [Silva] is doing [at light heavyweight]. There are a lot of good guys out there. All have a good shot at fighting for the title one day. I don’t want to make believe they don’t exist. At the end of the day, it will be [UFC President] Dana White who gives me the phone call and tells me what’s on the agenda for the next fight. Frankie Edgar’s not a guy to look past. This isn’t a guy to play around with. Anyone who looks past him is going to end up with a loss on his record.”

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