Penn excited for another crack at Tri-Star


“Training is coming along, I couldn’t be happier with how everything is going,” said Penn. “I’m in the gym trying to put in my time and I’ve used the last few months to get into shape. I think it was a blessing that the fight got pushed back (from UFC 152). I’ve had more time to train and I’ve been able to work out more. We’re giving it an honest effort and we’ll see how everything works out.”

“I wanted to have another match against Tri-Star and head coach Firas Zahabi and it’s not being done because of any bad blood,” admitted Penn. “I feel like I have more to show them and without a doubt Rory has a lot of hype surrounding him. I can see why, he’s done great so far. He’s in great condition, he can kick, punch, he can wrestle and he knows how to fight on the ground. Everyone is saying he’s going to be one of the top guys and those are the guys I like to fight. It works out two ways for me; I get to face a really good opponent and I get to compete against Firas again.”

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dwc site profile image  

11/21/12 11:03 AM by dwc

I like this BJ VS Firas angle. Two intelligent MMA minds going to war.Plus, it seems to be in the spirit of competition instead of manufactured hype.

aaronlynton site profile image  

11/21/12 10:56 AM by aaronlynton

Bj is gonna hand this kid a beating

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/21/12 10:43 AM by MMALOGIC

after seeing Rory's stand up against che mills, BJ definately has a shot.

muay_jitsu site profile image  

11/21/12 10:40 AM by muay_jitsu

nothing but a respectful complimentary BJ Penn and yet you still respond with this nonsense.

muay_jitsu site profile image  

11/21/12 10:36 AM by muay_jitsu

I think thats why he is taking this fight....if he can't compete with the next gen fighter I do not believe he wants to fight. Of course BJ always takes loses really hard and can come off whiney but hey he is passionate.

zora_d_1991 site profile image  

11/21/12 9:28 AM by zora_d_1991

This could easily turn into a second Diego Sanchez-like beating. Starting with Rory eating uppercuts off a single leg. WAR PENN.

Motivated BJ site profile image  

11/21/12 9:12 AM by Motivated BJ

i see rory eatin some uppercuts while hes tryin to take bj down