UFC 74 Update: Diego Sanchez vs. BJ Penn NOT

Sherdog.com is now withdrawing its claim that Diego Sanchez will be taking on BJ Penn at UFC 74. Sherdog withdrew its claim after BJ Penn’s camp released a statement denying any deal between the two fighters for UFC 74. The news of the fight seemed awkward, because BJ Penn is in line to fight for the lightweight title against the winner of Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca at this weekends UFC 73.

“B.J. Penn’s camp informed Sherdog.com that the 28-year-old Hawaiian would not face Diego Sanchez in August, though the possibility wasn’t ruled out for a later date.”


  1. Kash

    July 5, 2007 at 4:49 am

    I like this fight and don't think that Penn is going to roll over Diego at all. It will be good just like most of Diego's fight are…minus Kos and Alesio, what pussies.

  2. steve

    July 5, 2007 at 7:52 am

    figures they will probally make this a main event lol. Diego is not as good standing up with B.J. and he doesnt have as good of a ground game so I dont see where Diego can win.?

    B.J. is a grade A fighter diego not so much. And his fight with Koscheck proved it.

    B.J. and Diego will prolly never happen cause they dont want to hurt a fanbase for either of them. So i thought it was to good to be true.

  3. Realwun

    July 5, 2007 at 9:56 am

    BJ Penn is an A+ fighter. In my opinion the best in the world along with Fedor.

    Sanchez I wuld say is an A- fighter with a lot of potential if he can stick with a good program for training.

    Here is the kicker, Sanchez has trainer Greg Jackson who in a lot of ways is as innovative and smart as BJ Penn. That guy is why Diego always has good fights and how he always learns to find and fix his holes. We have not seen the best Diego yet.

    As far as Diego beating BJ…not right now for sure. Can he someday down the line?…I wouldn't be suprised.

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