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Aw Geez, Now BJ Penn is Calling Nick Diaz a Cheater

(The “Shaka” is apparently the new “Fingers crossed behind the back.”)

Not that we’re totally surprised by it, considering his history of playing the blame game, but it looks like BJ Penn has switched from feeling sorry for himself after announcing his retirement following his UFC 137 decision loss to Nick Diaz to making excuses why he lost the fight.

Penn randomly today tweeted the following at Diaz, who is preparing for his Super Bowl weekend UFC welterweight interim title fight with Carlos Condit in a few weeks.

“@nickdiaz209 Look how much bigger you are in this pic..” he wrote, referring to the photo above. “I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to tire out the smaller man? Street fighter my ass! I made you fight like glass jaw @jonfitchdotnet poser! I’ll be ready for that weak bs next time we fight!”

It’s interesting that BJ would say that Fitch has a glass jaw since he couldn’t knock him out when they fought. And as far as Nick being bigger, how is that against the rules when they both weighed in at the 170-pound limit? It’s not like Diaz forced BJ to move back up to fight at welterweight.

Did anyone else miss the fence grabbing he’s alleging? Pretty sure if it was a problem Diaz would have been deducted a point for the infraction. But then again, everyone is out to get BJ, right?

It’s pretty cheap to start calling out other fighters like that since he isn’t fighting anymore, but judging by the last line of the tweet, it’s seeming like BJ’s vow that it’s the last time we’ll ever see him inside the Octagon was a hollow one.

When exactly did BJ turn heel? The end of the world must be near when Nick Diaz is the fan favorite in a fight against BJ.

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RwilsonR- January 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm
Agreed, ArmFarmer. I see the "fence grabbing" as an afterthought to the larger point about using a strategy of making BJ carry Diaz's weight. This was GSP's stated strategy against BJ, and I do remember both Fitch and something from Diaz' camp saying they were following a similar strategy. Nothing bugs BJ like people using strategy to beat him at his weaknesses.
ArmFarmer- January 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm
@Mike Russel
I stand by my interpretation. Fence grabbing is mentioned in the quote you posted, but the overall complaint is confirmed imo. He's complaining about being pushed against the fence and leaned on in order to stall the fight and tire him out. "people said he was grabbing the fence, but who cares no biggie.." I don't think that implies that fence grabbing is his primary complaint, more like an afterthought. I could be wrong, but that's the way i see it.
abenormal- January 6, 2012 at 11:29 am
BJ should have his mom go right over to Team Cesar Gracie and tell those homies off!
Mike Russell- January 6, 2012 at 9:52 am
BJ was actually saying that Nick was grabbing the fence...Here's what he said to

As far as the fight itself, I think Nick and Cesar had a good gameplan, they used the typical big man push you against the fence and tire you out gameplan. That kind of threw me for a surprise because I saw one of his interviews and he had said he was going to really fight me and I thought we were going to go out there and trade Jiu Jitsu techniques and boxing techniques but a portion of the first and second rounds we were stuck on the fence trying to get away from him.

People said he was grabbing the fence or whatever but who cares no biggie, I was just surprised we were stuck on the fence at all. He wanted to use his weight on a guy who is 20 pounds smaller I guess. Hats off to him though, he is a good fighter and he took the decision.”
SumDumGuy- January 6, 2012 at 8:46 am
Nate has always done a decent job going through Nick's sloppy seconds. Why not feed BJ to Nate?

Captcha: regive nad
RwilsonR- January 6, 2012 at 8:43 am
@ ArmFarmer - that's the way I read it, too. I assumed he was referring to pushing a smaller guy up against the fence to tire him out. Doesn't change that BJ us being a bitch, though.
phantom151- January 6, 2012 at 7:55 am
BJ always cries when he losses to bad as he is or was one of the best, set an example bj your a hall of famer.
Kimbo Lesnar- January 6, 2012 at 7:34 am
Is that lube in Nick's hand?!?!
Corrosionform- January 6, 2012 at 7:19 am
He moves from 170 to 155 and complains about being the smaller guy ? Go to 145 or 35 so you can be "the big guy " and quit making excuses.
BossNasty- January 6, 2012 at 6:02 am
Ok...Bottom Line Penn got his ass whooped, but I don't see how his statement is him calling Diaz a cheater. Sounds like Penn got suckered in to a strategy and never made an adjustment, and wants a rematch to try and even the score. What a stupid fucking article. What does that say about all the nut huggers who jumped all over it?
phightklub- January 6, 2012 at 5:19 am
48 comments in here and no one has surmised that maybe, just maybe, BJ might be joking? They're old friends and BJ jokes around. Relax.
Buster Hyman- January 6, 2012 at 12:50 am
either bj's twitter account got hacked. or i have lost all remaining respect for a guy i used to really love in this sport.
ronburgundy- January 6, 2012 at 12:43 am
little bit of cardio bj and you'd be able to get off that fence homie
fatbellyfrank- January 6, 2012 at 12:27 am
shut the fuck up BJ, just another whining EX-Fighter, you lost the fight cause Nick fought better, understand that concept ya whining prick?
macreadysshack- January 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm
Yeah, BJ's not even insinuating that Diaz cheated, just that he didn't fight exactly the way BJ expected him to. Are you fucking serious, BJ? What fantasy world does this entitled dipshit live in?
ArmFarmer- January 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm
Oh yeah, forgot to mention.. this really is pathetic. Even for BJ.
ArmFarmer- January 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm
Am I seriously the only one that didn't take what he said out of context? I thought for sure someone in the comments would have said something.. he's not talking about grabbing the fence you dumbasses, he's talking about hugging him against the fence to tire him out... hence the Jon Fitch reference... come on.
TheCanadian- January 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm
Hes crying because diaz was bigger than he was? Does he not realize he fought consistantly at 155, something diaz has never done? Obviously he would be physically larger.
dillweed- January 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm
yeah... what that funny mother fucker said... no, not bj... the taco dude, that was funny shit. What bj said... well, that was funny in a different way, like your dog turns his head sideways and looks at you like wtf?
SnackDaddy- January 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm
I knew it! Nick Diaz punched Penn in the head one time too many and now Penn's officially lost it. January 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm
BJ Penn is the biggest crybaby in MMA.
The Highest Primate- January 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm
GistoftheFist- January 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm
FFS, he's bitching because Diaz looks bigger? Then what was his excuse losing to Frankie Edgar?
RearNakedSpoon- January 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Cocaine's a helluva drug!
valetudorules- January 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm