Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Is Josh Koscheck enough to lure B.J. Penn out of retirement? The UFC seems to hope so.
Koscheck tweeted Wednesday night that the UFC offered him a fight against Penn at an unknown upcoming event. He wrote that he accepted the fight and was now waiting on Penn to do the same.
"UFC just offered me to fight BJ Penn," he wrote. "I said YES!!!!! Just waiting on him!!!!!! Let's scrap bra?"
Penn has yet to respond to the challenge.
The 33-year-old Hawaiian announced his retirement from the sport following his UFC 137 loss to Nick Diaz last October. Since then, despite pressure from fans, peers and UFC president Dana White, he has resisted the urge of flirting with a return.
On last week's episode of The MMA Hour, Penn admitted to hearing the pleas from his fans to return but was unwilling to commit to it just yet.
"I do get pumped up about it when I go to different places and people are like, ‘come on! You gotta fight again! You gotta fight again!" But it's a lot of work," he said.
Koscheck most recently lost a split decision to Johny Hendricks at UFC on FOX 3 earlier this month.
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