Pettis: I'd have no problem fighting BJ Penn


Anthony Pettis is currently on the shelf with knee issues, but the UFC lightweight champion is anxious to get back in the Octagon and would be happy to face any top guys at lightweight or featherweight:

“I think it’s going to hurt him to cut to 145,” Pettis said of the ex-champ’s impending move to featherweight opposite ex-champ Frankie Edgar. “B.J. is one of the guys that I look up to. If a fight ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him. It’s B.J. Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time. I have no problem with fighting him.”

The question now is who has dibs. Grant was widely thought to be the first in line before UFC President Dana White said he might need to fight again before getting the title shot promised him. Aldo, Thomson, Diaz and Penn are booked. Melendez is the only one with a clear schedule.

“I think the division needs some time to play out,” Pettis said. “When I was coming up for a title shot, there were so many No. 1 contenders I couldn’t get a title fight. Now, there’s really no clear No. 1 contenders.”

Pettis, though, is happy the UFC decided against putting an interim title up for grabs, as they recently did in the bantamweight and welterweight divisions.

“I don’t want any interim champ getting created,” he said. “I don’t want there to be any confusion about who’s the best in the world at 155, so my whole thing is get the surgery, move past it, and move forward.

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captain falcon site profile image  

11/22/13 6:23 AM by captain falcon

Pettis is lucky bj is at FW

Thuglife13 site profile image  

11/22/13 2:26 AM by Thuglife13

My two favorites right there. The only time I'd ever go against "Showtime" is if and when he fights the GOAT, Teh Mother Fucking Prodigy B.J. Penn!War Penn!War Pettis!

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

11/22/13 1:30 AM by JimmersonzGlove

That photo is offensive.

OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash site profile image  

11/22/13 1:29 AM by OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash

BJ destroys him

ThuggishRuggishBonez site profile image  

11/22/13 12:54 AM by ThuggishRuggishBonez

Last year Pettis was telling me that he'd "Love to train with BJ" he wants to fight BJ? Lucky for Showtime, BJ's going on a title run starting with Frankie.

BJ Penn Forever site profile image  

11/22/13 12:16 AM by BJ Penn Forever

Yeah I know man. I have been around since and have seen the pros come and go due to assholes who hate their own lives so they act like assholes to compensate from the safety of their keyboard. Back to the issue at hand, I think Penn matches up great with Pettis and might be able to still take this fight via sub despite his age.

UGCTT_UncleCreepy site profile image  

11/22/13 12:12 AM by UGCTT_UncleCreepy

i try but they are nervous about you guys.. they think ur gonna shit on em all the time

BJ Penn Forever site profile image  

11/22/13 12:09 AM by BJ Penn Forever

So are you Uncle Creepy!Hey man, tell some other UFC guys to post here often like you and Lauzon do!Us fans are not a douchebags and the mods will ban those guys. Looking forward to you and Ali Bagationov fighting. Did you know the Russians are 9-0 in the UFC this year?

FETT_WTT_TFK_UGCTT_pennviachoke site profile image  

11/22/13 12:07 AM by FETT_WTT_TFK_UGCTT_pennviachoke

No doubt!!

Carson's Corner Fan site profile image  

11/22/13 12:06 AM by Carson's Corner Fan

Just when Pettis got some points for his tweets to Nate, he does this.?......