You knew it couldn’t take long for Team Cesar Gracie to respond to BJ Penn’s hotheaded Twitter rant and, right on cue, they’ve issued a rebuttal to the fiery Hawaiian via GracieFighter:
“BJ Penn has apparently not come to terms with the beating he received at the hands of Nick Diaz. Below is his latest posting on his Twitter account:
@nickdiaz209 Look how much bigger you are in this pic..I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to tire out the smaller man? Street fighter my ass! I made you fight like glass jaw @jonfitchdotnet poser! I’ll be ready for that weak bs next time we fight!
“At some point it is up to those around you to protect you from yourself. To take you aside and let you know you are wrong and help save you from your folly. Unfortunately for Penn he is surrounded by “Yes Men” that are unwilling to do that. The outcome will be predictable, resulting in a fighter that will never push himself to the fullest and will always have excuses for his losses.”
Penn met Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 137 last October, losing a convincing unanimous decision to the Stockton native and absorbing what may have been the most tremendous beating of his career in the process. Though he announced his retirement following the fight, Penn later backed off that statement, claiming he would take time off to train and rediscover his love for the sport with an eye on competing should he find his competitive fire again.
The Prodigy fired off yesterday’s rant after remaining mostly silent since the fight.