9 Dec 2008 10:27:35 AM
Videos: More BJ Penn Infomercial, Fitch Talks “Personality Conflict,” Fighters Talk “Fight for the Troops”
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The second installment in the BJPenn.com Show continues to illustrate the problems with making a (internet) TV show about yourself. As soon as host Margaux Bailey again refers to Penn as “the best MMA fighter in the world” – is this necessary in every episode? – you know you’re watching an exercise in shameless self-promotion. The highlight this time around is Penn’s coach Rudy Valentino talking trash on Georges St. Pierre, saying he was “incoherent” after their first bout. I know the guy has a thick accent, Valentino, but that’s uncalled for.
In the latest episode of Inside MMA Jon Fitch discusses his blowup with the UFC and chalks it up to a “personality conflict” that was resolved once he was able to speak with Lorenzo Fertitta. He says he still isn’t “completely happy with all the contract stuff,” but hey, who is? It’s worth it to stay in the big leagues, apparently.