BJ Penn calls out Cesar Gracie

by Ariel Helwani | source:

MMA Fighting caught up with B.J. Penn before his showdown with Nick Diaz at the UFC 137 open workouts. Penn talks about the drama leading up to the fight, how he was "hoodwinked" by Cesar Gracie, why he's challenging Diaz's trainer to a five-round fight, his love of Hulkamania and much more.

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Body Shots site profile image  

10/27/11 4:56 PM by Body Shots


Humphrey site profile image  

10/27/11 4:49 PM by Humphrey

annnnnnnd now that we watched the press conference we know this is complete bullshit, since dana said the first call he made was to ceaser about this fight.

pask site profile image  

10/27/11 2:53 PM by pask

BJ is awesome.

goku site profile image  

10/27/11 2:51 PM by goku

 y does ariel make the fighters do these uncomfrtable things right before a fight

Proxyy site profile image  

10/27/11 2:46 PM by Proxyy

I love BJ, he's my favorite fighter but hearing him say that if he gets on a roll he wont go down to 155 pisses me off. I hate to say this but I kinda hopes he loses so he can go back to 155.

ano8tsixxx site profile image  

10/27/11 2:44 PM by ano8tsixxx

Bj is a cool kat and this interview is proof. And if any of you ever get the chance to meet Bj Im sure that you would agree. Anyways good luck on your fight my braddah and God bless!!!!!

Flynndiddy site profile image  

10/27/11 2:38 PM by Flynndiddy

Baby Jay continues to become more humble and mature as time progresses. He truly is an amazing inspiration. I hope they both show up in the right frame of mind, and give all that they have, if so, this could be the fight of the decade.

Chomas site profile image  

10/27/11 2:30 PM by Chomas

he wasn't joking, he is clearly pissed off at Cesar

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10/27/11 2:28 PM by BlahBreh

iPhone link?

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10/27/11 2:25 PM by jushintiger

I would pay top dollar to see BJ come out to "Real American" while wearing a Hulkamania Tee Shirt.