BJ Penn calls out Nick Diaz for "coward fence-holding strategy" at UFC 137 (UPDATED)Posted on January 5, 2012, 04:48 PM by Anton Gurevich
"@nickdiaz209 Look how much bigger you are in this pic..I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to tire out the smaller man? Street fighter my ass! I made you fight like glass jaw @jonfitchdotnet poser! I'll be ready for that weak bs next time we fight!" - BJ Penn on Twitter
Penn officially retired after getting battered by Nick Diaz during the mentioned above UFC 137 main event in Las Vegas, Nevada, but now it looks like the multi-time MMA champion is keen to talk his way back to the Octagon. Rumors from BJ Penn's camp suggest that "The Podigy is back", ready to re-claim his spot as one of the top MMA fighters on the planet. It is highly unlikely BJ Penn would get a rematch with Nick Diaz anytime soon; however, a tie-breaker with Jon Fitch is more than a logical option.
Thirty-three year old BJ "The Prodigy" Penn is currently 16-8-2 (2-4-1 at Welterweight) in his MMA career.
To everyone commenting "no way BJ wrote that", here's Pedro Carrasco (MMA news director of BJPenn.com) talking about BJ Penn being fired-up to return, and basically confirming the tweet:
"Pedro Carrasco - and there is a reason why he posted it, He is fired up because now that the holidays are over and a lot of his post-fight distractions are behind him he has nothing to do but think about things and he is not happy with the way he performed in his last several fights.
I am not here to make excuses for him, but I am pretty sure people, at least with some sense of intelligence, can identify that the BJ that fought Edgar, Fitch and Diaz was not the same Penn that fought the Diego's and Florians of the world
Things changed, but as it sits right now, he is back. That killer mentality and fire is back and it's been brewing for a while now and today's tweet is a result of it just boiling over!
Expect more from Penn to come for sure! "