It appears that Sean Sherk has had enough of the verbal jabs he’s taken through the media from BJ Penn. He swung back today via Insidefighting.com; addressing Penn’s will to fight, his own desire to be in the UFC hall of fame and much more.
Sherk On BJ Penn’s Will To Fight:
BJ, I’ve seen him broken. In the second fight with Hughes when he was caught on his back and eating those punches and elbows he was just flopping around like a fish out of water. That was a guy that didn’t want to fight anymore. I’ve seen that in a couple of fights where if the fight is not going his way he kind of just says, ‘F_k it. I don’t really care.’ You can see it in someone’s face.
Sherk On Penn’s Trash Talk:
He’s not really fooling anyone with his talk. Maybe that’s what he uses to motivate himself but I’m not going to quit. He could be punching my face and I’ll come back and get back at him. I’ve been in so many wars. Look at how many back and forth fights I’ve been in and I’ve never given in. I actually compete better if I don’t like somebody. It tends to motivate me more, I perform better. I had a couple fights where things have happened leading into a fight that frustrated me, things my opponent was doing to throw me off. In those fights I fought better than ever before. That’s what’s going to happen with this fight. If I’m mad I don’t see red to the point where I my lose attributes – I think I gain attributes. I get faster, stronger, faster-thinking and more technical. I think it helps me out and that’s one reason why I’m really looking forward to this fight.
Sherk On What This Fight Means To Him:
Really this fight to me represents redemption. It represents me getting back into the cage, me winning back my title that I shouldn’t have lost in the first place. It represents a big milestone in my career because if I win this fight right here I feel I will make it to the UFC Hall of Fame and that’s my ultimate goal.
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