In his recent fights UFC lightweight champ B.J. Penn has fallen into a pattern of making it personal with his opponents before the bout, then embracing them like old friends once he’s beaten them up. In this video he says he wanted to feed Kenny Florian some extra elbow strikes for making him look like a fool and a liar in the media, because "that’s what I felt he deserved." This assertion casts Penn as not only the dominant lightweight champ, but also as a sort of avenging angel of justice in his fights. He’s not just thinking about winning in there; that’s a foregone conclusion. He’s taking into account your past deeds and considering how much punishment you deserve, which is kind of disturbing and also kind of awesome.
As for Diego Sanchez, Penn may let him off with just a loss. He can’t think of anything bad to say about the guy, except that he’s a little strange, which Diego will tell you himself. The real question here is whether Penn will be in the kind of shape to go five rounds with a human perpetual motion machine like "The Nightmare." He says it won’t be a problem. He also says his work ethic has never been an issue. There’s reason to doubt at least one of those claims.