The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday made official the reports that have been surfacing the past couple of weeks, announcing that
"B.J. Penn is called the Prodigy for a reason. He has proven to be dangerous in multiple weight classes but he is definitely at his best at 155," said
Silva has come under a firestorm of criticism for his last two middleweight performances, against
"Anderson Silva is the pound for pound best fighter in the world. He's so good that he demands a serious challenge, someone who can push the pace and make him fight," said White. "To me, nobody fits the bill more than former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. Anderson is tremendously skilled but he's going up a weight class and Forrest is a huge light heavyweight -- this is going to be a war."