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BJ Penn, now 0-2 against Georges St. Pierre, has accepted the UFC welterweight champ’s semi-sarcastic offer to fight for a third time this summer. (GSP: "This time we’ll wear a rash guard. I guarantee you the result will be the same or worse for him.") Here’s what Penn posted on his blog last night:
Thank God that Joe Silva is the UFC’s matchmaker, and not BJ Penn. Because if it were up to the Prodigy, we’d be seeing this matchup until Penn finally wins one (then retires), or until one of them dies. Bloody Elbow aptly describes the prospect of an ongoing St. Pierre/Penn series as "a more athletic version of Ortiz/Shamrock." And of course it further prevents the UFC’s top lightweights and welterweights from getting a chance to fight for a title.
Lately we’ve been hearing more rumors that greasing has been prevalent in MMA for years. (Apparently, one thing you can do is take a hot bath the night before a fight to open the pores, then rub yourself down with baby oil, then stand in front of an air conditioner to close the pores again; you will literally sweat oil the next day.) At worst, St. Pierre may have taken advantage of the vague rules on greasing and gamed the system; I’m not saying he did, I’m just saying. And if MMA rulemakers and officials take a closer look at this issue in the future, it’ll be a positive thing. But as for now, I think GSP answered all questions with his dominant performance BJ Penn,Georges St. Pierre,GSP,MMA,UFC