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BJ Penn: ‘Dana Offered Me A Fight I Couldn’t Refuse’

According to BJ Penn, Matt Hughes wasn’t the UFC’s first choice for his next opponent. The UFC originally wanted him to fight an unnamed lightweight, but he’s injured and couldn’t take the fight, so Dana White offered Penn a fight “he couldn’t refuse” instead.

Any ideas who the injured lightweight is? Nate Diaz was put on a 180-day medical suspension for a possible broken nose following UFC 118… that’s my guess.

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