BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn randomly called out Nick Diaz via twitter, accusing Diaz of a “coward fence holding strategy” during their fight back in October at UFC 137. Penn decided to pick on Diaz, but it turns out that Penn has been itching to make a UFC return. Could this be the beginning of Penn coming back from retirement?
@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!
Media and MMA fans questioned whether or not the tweet came from BJ Penn himself. However, Editor-in-Chief of BJPenn.com, Pedro Carrasco, confirmed via UG that Penn did in fact write the twitter statement on Nick Diaz. Carrasco explains that Penn is not satisfied with his latest performances (losses) and his hate statement toward Diaz was a way of expressing his eagerness to get back into the octagon.
From Pedro Carrasco:
“Its definitely not a hack… I can confirm it, that came straight from the mind of BJ himself… 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!”
Would you guys like to see Penn fight in the UFC again?