UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has gone on the record with his prediction for the lightweight title match between champion BJ Penn and challenger Kenny Florian at UFC 101 this weekend.
“I put my money on [Kenny Florian] against B.J. Penn,” GSP stated.
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.
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. And it was that reason, and pretty much that reason alone, that Penn felt he lost the highly publicized match-up.
GSP didn’t believe a word Penn was saying, and felt disrespected that Penn would try to tarnish such a major victory with false accusations.
So St-Pierre got back at Penn the best way that he knew how, by showing the lightweight top contender the tricks of the trade when it comes to fighting BJ.
“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.
UFC 101: Declaration takes place this Saturday, August 8th in Philadpelphia, PA. The event will also feature a light-heavyweight clash between Anderson Silva and Forrest Griffin.