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BJ Penn: "If guys are cheating, maybe there should be two divisions."

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Penn On Sean Sherk:

I was told four different times that it was going to be on with Sherk, and it got pushed back every time. I'm just happy they set something else up. I was getting tired of waiting. If he did win the belt by cheating, that's ridiculous. But he's the one who has to live with it. Just like bodybuilding. If guys are cheating, maybe there should be two divisions.

Penn went on to joke that his upcoming interim fight with Joe Stevenson is for the "natural" lightweight title.

http://www.mmafightline.com/news/2007/115/bj_the_prodigy_penn_307385.shtml

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go BJ i hear you

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BJ Penn: the next lightweight champion!!!

Post #3   11/5/07 5:55:21PM   

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Bj " the natural " Penn !!!

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the juiced division would have an open weight class because everybody would have retard strength

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Yet another reason to love BJ Penn...

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i think the weird thing is that roids are in the LW div and not the HW

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BJ has every right to talk trash. If you're taking steroids you're cheating, but I think BJ is the best lightweight in the world and its really not even close.

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bj penn + ppl who train really hard/tough = priceless moment

supplement = alot of money

trainin in extreme weathers = toughness

eatin right = not enjoyin good foods

gettin tapped by bj n the 1st rd = priceless

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Posted by tuvok500

Bj " the natural " Penn !!!




Nice! I like it

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Posted by fullfighting

I think BJ is the best lightweight in the world and its really not even close.


I agree 100%, an in-shape bj could potentially hold two belts 170 and 155.

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and 185

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Report: BJ Penn will only fight Sherk if he is cleared of steroids charge
BJ Penn is booked to fight Joe Stevenson at UFC 80 for the interim lightweight title at The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, on January 19.

The Hawaiian was penciled in to fight Sean Sherk at UFC 78: “Validation” next Saturday. However, a bureaucratic mess with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has delayed the match up indefinitely.

Sherk — the reigning 155-pound champion — is appealing a steroid suspension following his unanimous decision win over Hermes Frank at UFC 73: “Stacked” in July. The final CSAC ruling will be announced on November 13.

Fed up with the entire situation, UFC President Dana White announced last week that Sherk would now keep his belt regardless of the CSAC decision. Prior to those statements, he indicated that Sherk would be stripped of his belt if the steroid finding was upheld.

That creates a potential scenario in which there will be two 155-pound champions — Sherk and the winner of the Penn/Stevenson bout. The idea is to then have a “unification-type” fight sometime in 2008 to declare an undisputed division champion.

However, in a recent article in the Honolulu Advertiser, Penn reveals that he has no interest in fighting Sherk if he is found guilty of using steroids.

Here’s a snip from “The Prodigy:”

“If he did win the belt by cheating, that’s ridiculous. But he’s the one who has to live with it. Just like bodybuilding…. If guys are cheating, maybe there should be two divisions.”

It’s important to note that Penn wants to eventually fight Sherk. However, “only if Sherk is cleared of the steroids charge.”

Worst case scenario for the UFC: CSAC finds Sherk guilty and Penn beats “Daddy” on January 19, setting up a scenario in which Penn refuses to fight Sherk and unify the lightweight title.

More potential drama surrounding in the 155-pound crown.

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Posted by MaxOne

and 185

i do not think the 185lb belt. far fetch'd. silva would beat that a$$! the other two divisons are in his range. if he stays focus and reallly wants the belts and to defend them. not just to get them and leave. this dude has four arms and hands did anybody notice that but me?

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to think bj would do well in middle weight is rediculous.both silva and franklin would put a stamp on that and hed have a tough time with a couple other large contenders. hes just to small imo. most middle weights easily make lhw and prefer to cut for the advantage

Last edited 11/6/07 4:29PM server time by xAcidburNx
Edit note/reason: wrong name

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