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BJ Penn: UFC Pushing For Beef, Has Much Respect For Nick Diaz
BJ Penn talks about getting a nudge in the shoulder by the UFC Primetime crew to talk trash about Nick Diaz.
“They had to come back to film the Nick Diaz countdown. One thing that was a trip about that whole thing was that, I got a lot of respect for Diaz, I’ve trained with him, that whole thing… they forced me to say, at the end of the whole thing, they forced me to say… ‘You gotta say Nick Diaz’s name now, you gotta say his name.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ They were like, ‘Say you’re going to beat Nick Diaz. Say you’re going to beat Nick Diaz.’ And I said, ‘I’m going to beat Nick Diaz.’ I wish … I would have said my hand is going to be raised; at UFC 137 my hand is going to be raised. I don’t know if they’re going to come back and try to show Nick Diaz that, I don’t know what’s going on with that.”
The UFC condemns Diaz for being the “Badboy of MMA” at the same time promotes him as a foul mouth, pothead from the 209 who did GSP dirty and now wants to the same with Penn. You have to love the fight game.