In less than 36 hours, future potential UFC Hall of Fame fighter BJ Penn is scheduled to square off against former training partner Nick Diaz. However, even with two titles in two different weight classes “the prodigy” thinks his best is yet to come.
The popular Hawaiian recently spoke about his past success and how far he feels he can still go, making it appear as though he plans to keep on competing and improving over the coming years.
“I’ve never really reached my peak and I’ve never really reached my potential, I’m going to fight until I get to that point,” Penn said in an interview on the UFC’s website.
If the 32-year old does come closer to reaching that level, it won’t be a walk in the park with just a few buddies.
“(Diaz) does a lot of things very well…we just gotta do everything he can do, but we do it faster, and stronger, and harder, and first”, Penn continued. As for the crowd, Penn vs Diaz is now the main event after a string of incidents taking him from an undercard fight against Carlos Condit to the spotlight with Diaz.
After a long and storied 25-fight MMA career, Penn has the confidence and experience to be the victor.
“I want to just put on the performance of my life, I want to come out there with my hand raised…on October 29th I will defeat Nick Diaz.”