UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has gone on the record with his prediction of the lightweight title match between champion BJ Penn and challenger Kenny Florian. “I put my money on [Kenny Florian] against B.J. Penn,” St-Pierre recently told MMAWeekly Radio.
It’s no secret that St-Pierre isn’t Penn’s biggest fan, as they have squared off against one another twice inside the UFC’s Octagon. Remember also that Penn was pushing for a third re-match against St-Pierre because of “greasegate”.
Penn told the media that it was Florian who first put him onto St-Pierre’s usage of Vaseline to gain an advantage over his opponents during fights.
Florian has been training with St-Pierre recently and the French-Canadian likes what he sees out of the former “Ultimate Fighter” finalist.
“Kenny Florian is a great training partner, and is going to be a great champion, and he’s also a greater person and human being,” St-Pierre went on to say.
St-Pierre is scheduled to defend his welterweight title at UFC 100 on July 11th, while Florian’s second title opportunity will come at UFC 101. Don’t be surprised to see St-Pierre front row in Philadelphia rooting his training partner on.