The last we heard of B.J. Penn came after his October loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 137. Penn was beaten badly in the fight and said afterwards that he was probably retiring. Now that he’s had some time off, he seems to have changed his mind.
Penn uncharacteristically called out Nick Diaz over Twitter Thursday.
“Look how much bigger you are in this pic..” he tweeted at Diaz (picture seen above). “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!”
Penn’s Twitter account is also linked to the people that run his website, but they confirmed the tweet came from B.J.
“BJ wrote it and he was fired up and not just an off-beat bad day type of fired up, it’s that old fire that we haven’t seen in a while and it appears to be back,” they say.
It’s not too much of a surprise to hear he has the fire again. No fighter is happy about his career prospects after getting his face smashed. But we’ve learned that after you give them some time to recover, they often reverse their decision to retire.
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