Legendary former UFC lightweight and ex-UFC welterweight titleholder BJ “The Prodigy” Penn is scheduled to make his comeback fight against rising prospect Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night Phoenix on Jan. 15, 2015.
Penn has not fought since retiring in 2014, and he has not won a fight since 2010.
At first, many had felt as though Penn should have been scheduled against a fighter in the same situation as him as opposed to a 24-year-old rising contender, however, “The Prodigy” does not seem like the fight is ‘difficult at all.’
“So, what you’re saying is when I make this appear easy on Jan. 15, I’m the f—— man, is this what you’re telling me ?” said Penn, on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast. “It’s not a tough match at all. He’s a great guy, but I feel like I’m training with highly rated guys. I have a good team around me, and I don’t really feel anything is anywhere near out of my league.”