B.J. Penn says fight with Nick Diaz is the real Main Event at UFC 137Posted on October 17, 2011, 05:05 PM by Joey Santosus
Former UFC Champion B.J. Penn, who will welcome Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz back to the octagon at UFC 137, discusses his opponent, as well as his strategy for the bout. Penn acknowledges the versatility Diaz presents, but says he plans to do everything faster, stronger, and harder than "The Stockton Bad Boy."
"I'm excited for this fight, I'm excited to take another step and move forward in the right direction. Everyone's goal is to get to the top and to get to the top we're going to have to beat each other. There can only be one. I've never really reached my peak and I've never really reached my potential. I'm going to fight until I get to that point. (Nick Diaz) sets a fast pace, he throws a lot of punches, he hits hard, and he goes to the body well. His grappling is like a pure jiu-jitsu type style, he's a very good grappler. He does a lot of things very well. We've just got to do everything that he can do, but do it faster and stronger and harder. This is the main event, this is the big fight. This is it, B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz."
Further Reading: B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn - Road to UFC 137