According to a recent interview with BJ Penn by the Honolulu Advertiser:
“Stevenson is good all-around,” Penn said. “He’ll come in shape, so I have to be at my best. I’m expecting a good fight.”
“He deserves a shot,” Penn said. “I have nothing bad to say about the guy.”
“I was told four different times that it was going to be on with Sherk, and it got pushed back every time,” Penn said. “I’m just happy they set something else up. I was getting tired of waiting.”
“If he did win the belt by cheating, that’s ridiculous,” Penn said. “But he’s the one who has to live with it.”
“Just like bodybuilding,” Penn said. “If guys are cheating, maybe there should be two divisions.”
Penn said he would still like to fight Sherk, but only if Sherk is cleared of the steroids charge.