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BJ Penn says he’s back, calls out Nik Lentz, Mike Dolce

UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn announced on “UFC Tonight” that he’s prepared to come back and fight at 145 lbs.

Penn called out Mike Dolce protégé Nik Lentz.

Penn hired Dolce, an MMA fitness and nutrition guru, to help him make 145 pounds for his bout with Frankie Edgar at the Ultimate Fighter season 19 finale.  The Hawaiian blamed Dolce for his lackluster performance and weight-cutting struggle.

“I would never hire him again for anything.” Penn said he paid Dolce $22,000 for 21 days of work and Dolce didn’t do what he promised.

Last night on UFC Tonight, Penn announced he would be interested in coming out of retirement to fight Dolce’s best guy.

“You know what, Mike Dolce? I put a challenge out right now, you go grab Nik Lentz, that’s your boy? Bring him down to 145 [pounds]. I’ll run right through him in one round and then I’ll find you in the back and I’ll smash you, OK? Let’s do that right now. I’m ready.”

So, should B.J. Penn come out of retirement for this fight, or should the legend stay retired?

Sound off.

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Eric Kowal

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