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BJ Penn Hires Nutritionist Mike Dolce for His Return to Featherweight

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BJ Penn is hard at work preparing for his return to featherweight in an effort to finally defeat his rival Frankie Edgar. To help him train more effectively, “The Prodigy” has revealed that he’s added Mike Dolce to his coaching staff.

Dolce is one of the fight game’s most respected nutritionists, and should prove to be instrumental in helping Penn make the weight in a healthy way.

“BJ Penn is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time,” Dolce said. “He is a legend – a two-division world champion as a 170-pound welterweight and a 155-pound lightweight that has been fighting professionally before most athletes even knew what MMA or the UFC was. It is a great honor to join BJ on his journey back into the Octagon and, in my opinion, to make history as the first ever three-division world champion in our sport.”

“First thing’s first, “Dolce added. “We have a very tough Frankie Edgar standing in our way and in speaking to BJ, that is exactly the way he wants it! I will be flying out to Hilo, Hawaii this week to begin growing my relationship with BJ and offer my skills to his camp.”

BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar III will likely take place in April 2014.