While the man he’ll be facing in a few weeks is only likely to show up on video while driving an SUV, former double-divisional champion BJ Penn has pulled back the curtain surrounding his life to give fans a glimpse of what he’s been up to while getting ready for his meeting Nick Diaz on October 29 in a co-headlining clash at UFC 137.
Penn and sponsor RVCA recently put together a video titled The Road to UFC 137 featuring Penn’s preparation for the fight including comments involving Diaz serving as a replacement for the Hawaiian’s original opponent at the event, Carlos Condit.
“I never want to pick a fight with the UFC but I’m really wondering what the hell is going on,” the 16-7-2 Penn explains when asked about his initial reaction to the news. “I’m in the middle of training camp. I’m up here in California training for the last 45 days, preparing for the fight, and they pulled a switch on me without even letting me know.”
However, Penn continued on to say he spoke to Dana White later that evening and they smoothed everything out.
You can watch the video in its entirety below:
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