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B.J. Penn returning to Octagon

Updated: May 3, 2012, 6:59 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Former UFC welterweight/lightweight champion B.J. Penn has ended his retirement and will return to the Octagon, promotion president Dana White said Thursday.

"B.J. hit me about a month ago," White said during a news conference to promote UFC on Fox 3, which will be held Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J. "I saw him in Sweden (during an April 14 event) and he wants to come back."

Penn announced his retirement inside the cage on Oct. 29 after dropping a lopsided unanimous ...

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