BJ Penn: I don’t think Dana White would ever let me fight at 155 again

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn has revealed UFC President, Dana White may have already made up his mind in respects to the Hawaiian’s days at 155 pounds ahead of his 4th run at the welterweight title.

Penn, speaking at yesterday’s pre-fight press conference, said:

“When it comes to 155 pounds, I don’t even like cutting the weight to make that weight. It’s not a tough cut for me — I probably cut three of four pounds on the day of the weigh in. But you have to cut down food and you have to cut your water down. And I don’t know if that’s a healthy thing. I mean if someone said let’s meet tomorrow at 12 o’clock to fight somewhere, your family honor is on the line, I wouldn’t stop drinking water and stop eating. I don’t see how that can help you and make you the stronger person.”

“I come from a whole different mindset. I believe you get as healthy as you can and fight the best guy possible. I feel that I’m a healthy person right now and in a great mindset, and I know that when we get to Australia we’re going to fight less than 24 hours after the weigh in, so I’d rather be in the position that I’m in. Twenty hours later me and Jon Fitch are going to be standing in the ring looking at each other and I’m going to be happy knowing that I was drinking as much water and eating as much as I could the whole time I was getting ready to fight someone of Fitch’s caliber. I don’t think Dana [White] would ever let [me fight at 155 again].”

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