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BJ Penn is my hero

Thank baby jesus on his tiny cross for BJ Penn. Without him, the UFC probably would have been able to gloss over the whole Sean Sherk steroid thing. They certainly tried their best to make stripping Sherk a non-announcement. The only thing they did was drop the ‘Interim’ designation from the Penn / Stevenson fight and let us figure out what that meant on our own.

But BJ Penn, he just won’t let this shit die. Every interview he does now is like pushing the sword in deeper and twisting. I’d actually gotten kinda sick of mocking Sherk … how many disses can you really come up with before it gets kind of stale. But BJ Penn, he’s the fucking man. Check out the best bit of smack talk from a radio interview with MMAWeekly:

“That’s one thing no one can ever say about me, you know? That I was a coward and took sports enhancement drugs, because I was afraid I was going to get my ass kicked in front of millions of people. So anybody out there who said I never had no heart, at least I wasn’t a coward.”

There’s a boatload more where that comes from too … I was going to include all the best bits but then I’d just be cut and pasting the whole freaking thing. So go read it, and then join me in saying “Thank you BJ for saying what needs to be said.”

  • kentyman

    They’re probably pulling their blood out of a refrigerator right before the fight

    Cold blooded!

  • godzillad

    I’ll be going to UFC 84, and I hope to six pound four ounce infant Jesus watching his Baby Einstein DVD from his crib that Sherk just embarrasses BJ and takes the title back.

  • dignan

    Why would anyone cheer for Sherk??? Do you think he’d buy you a beer? Say hi to you on the street?

    Sherk’s a fucking asshole, and anyone who cheer’s for him is a bigger asshole, or his whore of a mother.

    I am glad I cleared that up, proceed.

  • Captain

    BJ has shown a true talent for some hardcore but still somehow subtle shit talking.

    Ol’ alligator arms is gonna be so seething with anger come fight time everything will just be blur to him until he wakes up after being choked unconscious. I’m hoping for something along the lines of Babalu/Heath.

  • fightlinker

    dignan, are you writing BJ’s talking points for him?

  • Erin

    Please tell me he isn’t licking blood off of his gloves in that gif.

    ‘Cause, Ew.

  • Márcio

    I would be careful if I was B.J., right now Sherk is juicing up and shit talk like this only makes him more angry… I’m hoping B.J. is prepared to fight a uglier version of the Incredible Hulk.

  • Captain

    “Please tell me he isn’t licking blood off of his gloves in that gif.”

    Why else would someone lick their gloves?

    Tastes like victory.

  • Lifer

    he kinda looks hgh’d out with the increased size of his dome from when he was younger tho.. just saying.

  • Beau

    Hopefully Sherk is the first competitor to get randomly tested under the new NSAC rules. BJ will destroy him in there fight. Sherks only shot is getting a takedown and BJs takedown defense is second to none. I don’t see one area where Sherk has the advantage. It will be a one sided beatdown like when Sherk fought GSP.

  • frickshun

    I’ll tell you one area Sherk has the advantage . . . . multiple injection sites. One thing that concerns me, Hermes detonated Sherks chin w/2 monster knees. Sherk survived & cruised to a victory. Hopefully, BJ’s 1-legged hopping takedown defense keeps Sherk standing.

  • fightlinker

    BJ’s gonna have 5 rounds to sub sherk, no problemo. Sherk can’t finish a sandwich.


    “For me, honestly, it’s not personal at all,” he stated. “The man was cheating. I called him a cheater; then he got all personal. So I think all the personal stuff is on him. He said this is the first time a fight’s personal and this and that and whatever. I couldn’t care less. I’m just going to go kick his ass.” -BJ Pwnn

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    If you followed this whole feud from the beginning, you’d see that BJ Penn is the one who started the shit-talking first calling Sherk a cheater and questioning his testicular fortitude. So I can’t blame Sherk for firing back. The only reason why everyone takes BJ’s side on this matter is because BJ is likable whereas Sherk is boring. Barnett took roids too but yet he’s not made into a pariah like Sherk. That’s why I kind of feel sorry for Sherk but at the end of the day, fans pay to watch fights to be ENTERTAINED and if Sherk is not out to entertain, then the shit he gets from fans is justified. Mayweather is very talented himself but there’s a reason why fans hate him: He’s boring and a lot of people felt cheated paying to watch him fight. I know there are MMA purists who say that this is a sport and entertainment doesn’t matter but people watch sports to be entertained. When the shit isn’t entertaining, they don’t watch/buy the PPVs.

  • Mobb Deep

    “BJ Penn is the one who started the shit-talking first calling Sherk a cheater and questioning his testicular fortitude.”

    Of course he did and thats why hes the fucking man.

    Trust me folks, this fight ain’t even gonna be close. It will be another one sided beatdown like BJ’s the last two fights. A much cheaper, crappier and boring version of Hughes doesn’t stand a chance vs a motivated Penn.

    Mark me down now, Penn via 3rd round sub (the latest)

    I do this shit in my sleep.

  • fightfan

    Sweet gif, bif?, rif?, splif?…..whatever the fuck it is called. Nice job. I am sure no other sites will show the UFC LW champ ravenously licking his opponents blood off his gloves!!!

  • dignan

    There’s a big difference between shit talking and truth talking. BJ adds some subtle jabs, that surround truth.

    Like Sherk the mother fucking jerk is a damn cheater. How is that shit talking and not just a true, factual, statement?