BJ Penn: Strikeforce Welterweight title is cool, but Nick Diaz can keep it to himselfPosted on October 27, 2011, 09:41 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn discussed his upcoming bout with Nick Diaz, and the question whether Diaz improved as a fighter since his first run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. According to Penn, today's Nick Diaz is a much better Mixed Martial Artist and a all-new version of a fighter who lost to Joe Riggs, Diego Sanchez and Sean Sherk back in the day. Penn also stated that "it would be cool to be the Strikeforce Welterweight Champion", however, unfortunately for "The Prodigy" the Strikeforce title is not on the line this weekend.
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