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BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian a no-go for UFC 99

BJ Penn's family commitments could put his UFC lightweight title defense against Kenny Florian on hold until after UFC 100.

According to a report on, Penn's older brother and manager JD says a fight at UFC 99 on June 13 in Cologne, Germany is too close to Penn's last fight against Georges St-Pierre and that Penn wants to spend time with his daughter who was born last October.

JD added that they are still in negotiations for Penn (13-5-1) vs. Florian (11-3) but they are thinking late July or early August.

Florian has been patiently waiting for his title shot and would be on the shelf for close to nine months if the fight doesn't happen until August. Additionally, the lightweight belt would not be defended for almost 15 months.

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