Always considered one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world, B.J. Penn will once again venture back up the welterweight division for his upcoming showdown against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.
The last time Penn fought at 170lbs was in September 2006 in a loss to former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes.
Since then Penn rededicated himself to a rigorous training plan, while making the move back down to 155lbs where he’s won 3 straight fights including a title win and title defense.
So now going back to 170lbs, what is Penn doing to ensure that he will be in the same physical condition that got him to the pinnacle of the lightweight division?
“I’m lifting weights, but nothing extraordinary. I’m training hard, a lot of real work in the ring or in the cage, a lot of real practical work and training hard, and just eating a lot of rice and a lot of fish and a lot of oatmeal,” Penn told MMAWeekly Radio recently. “That’s pretty much what I’m doing preparing, I’m not doing anything drastic. I’m just getting ready and whatever my weight falls on, that’s where I’ll be for the fight.”
It looks like Penn is ready to back up his move to 170lbs with a tremendous amount of skill and no worries about moving up in weight to accommodate the division.