Jon Fitch: BJ Penn is a cowardPosted on August 8, 2012, 01:42 PM by Anton Gurevich
American Kickboxing Academy product Jon Fitch shared his two cents about the ongoing saga about BJ Penn's return to the Octagon. According to Fitch, "The Prodigy" is too picky about his opponents, which would make him persona non grata at the American Kickboxing Academy:
"Here at AKA, we've got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don't hide from any opponents. You've also got cowards out there like B.J. Penn who say they want to fight people, but then they run and hide. Yes. He's a coward. He wouldn't be welcomed here." - MMAMania.com
Penn was originally scheduled to face Rory MacDonald at UFC 153 in Toronto, Canada, but the Canadian was forced out of the card due to injury. Since then, many fighters have called out BJ Penn, who's still silent on the identity of his future opponent. One of the fighters to call out BJ Penn was Siyar Bahadurzada, but instead, Penn offered the Afghan heavy-hitter to train together:
As for Fitch, former UFC Welterweight title challenger will face the up-and-coming star Erick Silva. In his latest appearance inside the Octagon, Fitch was KO'd by Johny Hendricks.