B.J. Penn Wants “One to Two Fights a Year for 10 Years

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tuvok500
11/20/07 5:00:32PM
Former UFC welterweight champion B.J. Penn (11-4-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC), who next fights Joe Stevenson on Jan. 19 for the UFC’s interim lightweight championship, says he wants to fight for another decade — but only at a pace of one or two fights per year.

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tuvok500
11/20/07 5:03:01PM
maybe 3 fights a years is more realistic with more and more event every years and with more and more title contender !!

Well, i am assuming that he will be champ in the LW division !! LOL

rabbit915
11/20/07 5:09:19PM
Is this really a suprise? Hasnt he already been on that pace for the last few years?

I think this might be because hes too lazy to keep his weight down that much all the time.
stickyhash421
11/20/07 6:00:08PM
i cant wait to see him on a regular basis again, i have the title fight spread at
penn 72% stevenson 28% and the only other people i see him having trouble with are in welterweight
wrona666
11/20/07 6:47:28PM
I like BJ but this is typical of him.....What BJ wants when BJ wants it.....
MaxOne
11/20/07 7:11:35PM
yeah, i wish he'd fight more often. He's only has a small # of pro fights. I was hoping w/him back in the ufc that'd he start fighting a few times a year. Personally i'd like him to fight 6 times a year but that's unlikely.
wapttn
11/20/07 7:48:05PM
Its unrealistic and unfair to the fans to have their lw champ only fight once per year. I say that two fights should be the minimum, and three to be an option depending on the no1 contender senario. In all fairness, couture only had 24 fights over 10 years, and his 4 fights over 2 years contract was on pace with that. It makes sense if he wants to extend his career that long, but for him to even mention 1 fight per year when he's a projected lw champ is absurd.
postman
11/20/07 8:09:23PM
I don't see a problem with that. If he is the Champ then he should get time to prep for his fight. with 5 weight divisions each title being defended 2 times a year that’s 10 fights but you know not everyone will only want the two fights so most ppv cards should have title fights on them. Now if he isn't the Champ only fighting 2 times a year might make it hard for him to get a shot at the title. The lines can get long and the more you stand out in the line the quicker you get moved to the front.

I didn't notice the one time a year thing that would not work in any situation other than for him to collect purse money. No champ can only defend one time a year unless hurt. You can't be a contender at 1 fight a year either.
Lay_N_Pray
11/20/07 8:43:17PM
I would rather see him fight 4 times a year for 6 more years.

But like it was said earlier...BJ knows how good he is, and he does what he wants on his own terms
stickyhash421
11/21/07 4:26:44AM

Posted by tuvok500

maybe 3 fights a years is more realistic with more and more event every years and with more and more title contender !!

Well, i am assuming that he will be champ in the LW division !! LOL





i think he just meant a rough estimate, not realisticly, of corse if he wins the belt he'll go ahead and have more fights.
postman
11/21/07 6:37:35PM
Sticky I assume you have been kicked off the playground? Or have you just been keeping track of every fight you picked since 60?
stickyhash421
11/22/07 5:11:24AM

Posted by postman

Sticky I assume you have been kicked off the playground? Or have you just been keeping track of every fight you picked since 60?



yeah i started keeping track at ufc 60 but i was a pride fan until it went under, (i dont have a recording of my pride picks) i just found mmaplayground on the internet this month, and yeah i just kept track of who i thought would win on paper. i just cant get a signature cus i havnt paid for the premium deal or something.
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