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BJ Penn: I was going to make GSP my last fight

UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn was ready to retire if he had defeated Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight belt last Saturday at UFC 94 in Las Vegas.

Penn, who was absent from the UFC 94 post-fight press conference because he was taken to a hospital, according to UFC president Dana White, made this surprising revelation to KHON2 news in Hawaii.

"I have no clue what's going on in my head right now," said Penn in his first public statement since his loss. "My mind changes from time to time so I was going to make this my last fight and finish up fighting GSP.

"In my head, I was with the company for nine or ten years and I kind of just wanted to go be finished with this whole thing after this. So I don't know where my head is right now."

Penn's next fight would be a title defense against Kenny Florian.

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