BJ Penn’s pissing contest with the UFC part deux

BJ Penn, as many long-time fans know, is pretty fucking crazy. Maybe not quite so crazy as his opponent Nick Diaz, whose nuttiness is like an all-encompassing shitstorm of insanity sweeping across the MMA landscape with the fury of a thousand bong rips, but still up there in the all-time pantheon of weirdo MMA fighters. So when BJ randomly put out a video blog claiming the UFC crew sent out to film promos for his upcoming fight forced him to say he was going to beat Nick Diaz, I didn’t bat an eyelash. He’s done weirder stuff in pre-fight video blogs before. Unfortunately, Dana White appears to have a different view. 

Above is the uncut footage taken from the interviews Penn cited, released by Dana to mixmartialarts.com and the UG Forum guys. So now you can judge for yourself whether the UFC production guys forced Penn to say anything. I don’t think any MMA fans give too much of a shit whether the UFC hype shows have pre-scripted gibber-jabber (newsflash: they do), but it’s still fun to watch Dana get into a pissing contest with BJ Penn, because BJ is one of the few fighters that seems to get away with it. There aren’t many other guys  who could release a tell-all book with negative stories about the Baldfather in it and still be fighting in main or co-main events. 

  • kvelertak

    BJ penn gets away with it for some reason. he’s always talked shit but he puts asses in seats.

  • Billytk

    Now that BJ is no longer the #1 guy in any division and there are no other legit promotions out there for BJ to run to it would be funny to see Dana get pissed and cut him like he would to most others that pulled the BS that bj does lol. It will never happen I know BJ must have photos of Dana and a bunch of Sheep or something no other explanation for the shit he gets away with or the title shots he’s handed.

  • Letibleu

    He shows up to fight fights and never throws in the towel. Errr… At least he shows up to press conferences.

  • scissors61

    Well, a lot of it has to do with BJ being one of the biggest draws at 170 (maybe the biggest behind GSP) and definitely being THE biggest-drawing fighter at 155 should he ever choose to fight at that weight again. And maybe there’s sheep pictures involved. 

  • glassjawsh

    he gets away with it because he’s sold 5,675,000 ppv buys in the 13 events he’s headlined or coheadlined (5,560,000 in 11 events coming after TUF blew up the sport) at 50 bucks a pop that’s roughly 28 million bucks in ppv revenue. once you add in all of the add revenue and what not the numbers are undoubtedly much much higher. dude is a top 10 all time UFC star and sure fire hall of famer. if there is one thing Dana knows it’s not screwing with one of his golden gooses

  • scissors61

    you said it, jawshy. 

  • glassjawsh

    and he hasn’t been anything but the headline or co headline since he re-signed with zuffa in 2006. not likely to change anytime soon either

  • CAP

    One of my favs! Torn because I still want to see Diaz/GSP but that may not ever happen if BJ wins here. But I can’t root against BJ. He’s gotten a lot of my ppv dollars.

  • scissors61

    In an ideal world (well, my ideal world), BJ and Condit win and BJ fights Condit for the belt while Diaz and GSP match up for #1 contender status in a 5-round main event. 

  • frickshun

    I don’t get very excited for celebs or sports figures but when I saw Beej in Vegas I screamed his name & was like ohmygawdohmygawdohmygawdohmygawd……

  • CAP

    sciss that would be a sweet scenerio.

  • scissors61

    @ frick

    ha ha, i would do the same. i’ve met a few fighters and that was cool n stuff, but meeting Penn would definitely make me enter fan-boy mode 

  • glassjawsh

    ^ same here. id probably be disapointed by how small he is though

  • scissors61

    i’ll tell ya, when i met cruz i almost laughed at how short the guy was. yes, he’s a 135er and he could beat me to death with his bare hands quite easily but still…he’s fucking SHORT. 

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