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BJ Penn Still Isn’t Taking His Loss Very Well

(Photo courtesy of Mark J. Rebilas.)

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:

For the past several days I have been reading statements made by St. Pierre and Greg Jackson about our fight on January 31. St. Pierre claims that he is “not a cheater” and that he and Greg Jackson will have “no problem with a rematch in the summer of 2009.” To the untrained eye the grease might not look like much, but every grappler knows the effect that it has. Being able to apply your submissions and sweeps or just being able to hold on to your opponent to defend yourself from being hit is absolutely critical! There is a reason why you are not allowed to put grease anywhere on your body except for the area around your eyes. Because of the grease applied to St.Pierre’s Body the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director, Keith Kizer has stated that the Penn-St. Pierre fight “definitely wasn’t fair”. I hereby accept George St. Pierre and Greg Jackson’s challenge for a fight in the summer 2009. Lets call Dana now and set it up.

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 Tags: ,,,,

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kRiS-tYaHn- February 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm
Massiveamounts : ur such an idiot... u say "GSP cheated" I'm pretty sure it wasnt GSP who was massaging him-self & then rub a lil amount if any vaseline on his back and/or shoulders..... so get ur facts striaght u limp dick jello cock pillow biten F@Gg0T. BJ is crying over somethign that had nothign to do with the outcome, get over it too u loser. If it was a close fight or back and forth then maybe..... maybe u could do something to change the rules but u cant punish GSP at all & people even pro trainers make mistakes, eventhough I do not think it was a mistake... there was .1 gram of vaseline maybe left over after it was rubbed into GSP's face, noce, chin, cheeks, eye brows, forehead then rubbing GSP's temples, then starts to rub GSPs back for a few seconds and shoulders..... WOW thats almost like knowingly took steroids.... right?!?!? ur a stupid fucking idiot, go BLOW BJ & tell him to lie in his bed and think about GSP owning him and then tell him to go fuck him-self, F@T ASS HAwaiian!!!!

GSP is da man, plain & simple!!! GSP = P4P #1 in the world, owning BJ proves it!!
Bob Loblaw- February 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm
JustAThought- February 9, 2009 at 11:31 am
I've come to realize that BJ's loss was beyond the fact that Vas was possibly used as almost all viewers of that fight saw that BJ was donimated to the point where many would argue that Vas didn't matter. Some are absolutely right when they say that Vas didn't play a role when BJ was getting punched in the face but you can't say that it didn't play a role in the guard. I've never taken Jits but I've watched enough fights to know that greasing the upper portion of the back limits the control a fighter has, even when they are the "Prodigy". What I think IS BJ's demise is the training heirarchy he has at his camp.

When I heard his brother JD say on UFC Primetime that BJ is the president of this camp and everybody else is HIS cabinet I knew that was not a winning formula. Brothers being their chief of staff and advisors..... and so on...... Basically BJ is at the top of his training camp (President) and everybody is there to help that one guy to physically/mentally prepare for his fights 365 days a year. Sounds fine but the problem lies when BJ is surrounded by a bunch of "yes men". Do whatever the President wants, as long as he is happy right. Vacation with girlfriend a week or two before the biggest fight in your life.... sure boss! You're the man! You're tired boss... lem'me get that for you..... You're tha man! You're gonna kick GSP's ass boss! know why...CUZ YOU ARE THE MAN!!! BJ is a badass for sure. He's a 155. I believe that he's been fighting his whole life. I'm sure he had to overcome some hurdles... who hasn't. But when your training crew is a bunch of 'yes men' added to the fact that your last few fights were dominating, how can you not think ...'these guys are right... I AM THE MAN! GSP doesn't stand a chance!'

on the other side........

GSP's relationship with his training partners and coaches is exactly that. Their first responsibility to one another is being a professional in their sport. Second is the friendship that they get from their first responsibility..... think about it..... GSP training hierarchy consists of his coaches/trainers who reins at the top(not so sure but either Greg Jackson's Camp and TriStar is at the top of GSP hierarchy).... then follows the fighters which include in this case some of the most dynamic fighters in today's game.. Everybody is there for one reason and that is to make themselves a better fighter but more importantly have a family of people who are there to strategize a game plan for your strengths and push you to the limit and then some....... Their camp's strategy seem to focus on the fighter with the up coming fight and have the rest of the camp help prepare that one teammember any way they can. I love how these guys travel as a team to wherever they need to be to help one another out. You need people to push you to your limits... looking to knock you out, looking to get you to tap and trying to make you mentally quit. I doubt BJ has that type of training environment and that is only to his demise.
mark- February 8, 2009 at 7:35 am

Yes I agree. Fans should not tell fighters when to hang em up. Especially that idiot BJ. I want to see him quit some more and see him look more pathetic. Bj penn is as soft and fluffy as a cabbage patch doll and his whole camp is a joke..."don't piss me off Georges..." rofl. Haha. "we're on schedule Dana. For the peaking phase." omfg what a loser. Then too gutless to continue
rusty shackelford- February 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm
fuc#ing wankers, first only counts in handgrenades and auto racing. why don't you guys that call first drink bleach and f#ck a blender. If there is another fight between GSP and Porkchop i predict this outcome, foot/face/curb for Boob Jiggler Penn.
KY Junkie- February 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm
BJ was greased too... I know I pushed KY up in him that morning of the fight. I even did the "Dirty Sanchez" on him!
BigJonDean- February 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm
i find it hilarious that people rush to be the 1st to post on an entry... even when the person has absolutely nothing of benefit to say. i do believe this is the definition of a "Tool" :D
UFC fan- February 7, 2009 at 11:38 am
Didn't BJ say just last week that he was gonna quit?
Didn't he say that?
Hey BlowJob make up your fucking mind, you gonna quit or you gonna fight?
whine some more BITCH J !
Kenny Florian is gonna cut that coconut head of yours you ape-looking piece of shit. :)
Bob Loblaw- February 7, 2009 at 6:57 am
KTFO - blah - hahahahaha!!! A grease allergy! Good one. Props to you for that. Maybe we should ask Hughes if he has a similar allergy.

ftg314 also had a brilliant question, which was why didn't the press challenge BJ as they would anyone else? I mean, look what Rogan said to Hughes when he got his head kicked in during his last loss. Joe came right out and asked him if retirement was the next step for him.

That said, I wonder why the press didn't challenge Penn at least a little bit there - sure, he's very popular (or, he was) and has near legendary status, but we all know the press are sharks and will take you apart if you give them reason to do so. And yet nobody went anywhere near the question of why he wasn't better prepared, what's he going to do to bring his game up to the next level, which is clearly needed, and if he's going to adjust his training regimen or link up with any of the established camps to round his game out some more. None of that. If you remove the lube accusation, it's as if he fell into a black hole in terms of the media.

And still, props to GSP for remaining a classy competitor to this point by not using the press as a menium for bashing competitors .
BJ Penn- February 7, 2009 at 12:56 am
I'm Gay
Blah- February 7, 2009 at 12:46 am
BGay Penn
KTFO- February 7, 2009 at 12:27 am
Is the condition of B.J.'s face due to a grease allergy?
chukey z- February 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm
gsp is strating to act like matt hughes a cocky asshole who thinks he cant be beat but his day will come maybe. Bj penn needs to just accept he got beat by a better cheater lol fighter. cheater cheater cheater crybaby craybaby craybaby.
ftg314- February 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm
You say this...

"There are other reasons but I think you get the point, there is no way bj's just "being a bitch" or "being a sore loser" as is implied in the title of this article....he's just pissed gsp cheated, like anyone one of his critizers would most definately be if they were him."

You're being naive. BJ talked a lot of cr*p before the fight (i.e. "I'm going to kill you GSP"). Now that he has been destroyed, he's looking for a way out. Out of what? Out of his lack of class and lackluster performance.

He's not running away you say? Where are the post-fight interviews where journalists ask him

- "BJ, why were you so awful?"
- "BJ, are you overrated?"
- "BJ, why can you talk the talk, but you can't walk the walk?"

And I'm not saying he should've given interviews from the hospital, but in the days after the fight, he didn't make himself available, he refused to be interviewed by media except local "friendly" ones. All he did was try to hype the greasing issue.

GSP is right when he says BJ always looks for excuses instead of looking at how he can improve his game. Look at the video.

The NSAC's ruling will bury Penn.
Your Father- February 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm
No BJ never admitted such a thing you effing idiot, his camp did. BJ has never commented on it until now, so this is the first thing he's said.

Wow, there's a bunch of dumb F#%&'s on the internet.
fourTwenty- February 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm
If you aint cheating, you aint trying.
Anonymous- February 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm
gsp would of won the fight wearing a trench coat, hip waders and rubber boots. Penn couldn't get a submission in there first fight now why the hell would he be able to get one against a better gsp in the second fight
Jubbie- February 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm
Uh, I'm a little confused but are you saying you thought GSP was LnPing in the last fight? Is your definition of ground and pound only a Wanderlei rape choke beating?

BJ got his ass beat. Until he learns to train harder, I don't see the reason for another GSP fight. He's physically smaller and weaker than GSP. It's just a mismatch. That said, if he learned to train hard in a real MMA sense instead of a "I train harder than when I was dicking around before" sense, he'd have a shot. I hope a loss to Kenflo will wake him up. It sucks to see BJ's potential go to waste but his attitude makes it really hard to like him.
Jubbie- February 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Dammit my response was to Kalohe
Cap'n- February 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm
What if BJ turns the tables, and uses vaseline for his next fight. Can you imagine a greasy BJ? I can. Mmmmm. Oh, I can. In fact, I could sure go for a greasy BJ right now. Mmmmm. [sigh]
Surprise- February 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm
LOL at the idea BJ would have won "if only GSP hadn't greased".

Apparently the 900 punches to the head he took are severely affecting his memory.
randy watson- February 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm
bj and rampage are so similiar. great excuses for every lose they have had...
Bob Loblaw- February 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm
weatherman and durrrr - great comments. it's nice to see some brain power behind comments that say more than "fuck you biatch whiny crybaby blah blah blah..."

i have had about enough of this topic at this point. my reasoning? in short, i don't think there was any manner in which bj could have pulled a victory out of his ass that night; his offense was tentative, his defense was so weak that he, as one of the greatest takedown defenders of all time, only defended against two takedowns successfully, and it looked like he left his motivation in his other pants that night. he was outgunned, outmuscled and outperformed in all ways during the fight, so whatever was or wasn't on gsp's shoulders in whatever amount has been reduced to a non-factor in that respect.

further to all that, bj is being outclassed by gsp in that georges has offered another fight to him, with rash guards no less, to eliminate any possibility of doubt about the outcome of the match.

on a related topic, i must agree with several of the other posters here by saying that bj can shove a rematch up his ass. this because it is unfair to deny other contenders in the respective weight classes the opportunities that they have earned to go for the title.

i mean, let's say you're florian and you've just learned that bj will fight gsp again in the summer. so now you've been put off for another four months, plus another possible one or two for bj to recover from the concussion and other injuries he sustains in the loss to gsp, and then finally another four to six months' time required to build up to his title defense. so there's a full year you've got to wait while penn jerks off the ufc, the fans, and bona fide contenders in order to massage his ego. pfffft!
Consigliere- February 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Before the hype of this fight started, I had a huge amount of respect for Penn; as a brilliant fighter and as a stand-up guy. The first fight was close. When watching it I truly wanted Penn to win and thought that maybe he did. Watching it a second time; in my mind GSP did win that fight.

When the second fight was announced, I thought it was a great match-up and was super thrilled to see it. I could not decide on who I wanted to win more. Then the primetime series started and Penn started his trash talking, which was not even that articulate or inspireing. Not that one should let a TV-show change one's mind, but Penn said what he said and at the end of the series I for sure wanted GSP to beat him up good and make him swallow all that BS; "I'll fight to the death, I'll try to kill you, you'll think I'm God" etc etc.

Come fight night, Penn was truly manhandled by a superior GSP. Penn was dominated in every aspect of the game. The way he quit was sort of a divine justice; if you're a "bitch when tapping from strikes", what are you then when you're quitting in between rounds 'cause you can't take it?

Penn's statements after the fight has not only made me a bigger fan of GSP than Penn, it has made me lose every ounce of respect for Penn. In stead of just admitting that GSP was and is the better man (by far) and earning somme of the lost respect back, he is crying like a little girl and looking for excuses. Penn shouöd learn from his losses and improve, which takes a camp that doesn't treat him like the pampered primadonna he obviously is.

A third fight? Penn doesn't want that. GSP would then have to make an example of him, but hey Penn can always refuse to come out after the bell.
aly- February 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm
weatherman2012 i absolutely agree with you
gsp beat trigg, sherk, and bj, before he even trained at the jackson camp, how many of those fighters mentioned still have flourishing careers? you can't call something cheating if there are not written rules against it, and oh just because someone said someone was greasing doesn't mean its true, maybe if hughes woulda said gsp felt greasy in their first fight one would go hmm there could be something there, but coincidently he felt greasy in the fights where he had his ass handed to him, like gsp said they might be jealous because their careers are on a downward spiral and they're looking for something to get in the spotlight. if bj keeps this bitching up not many people, including myself are gonna wanna pay to see him fight cuz his attitude sucks ass.

even this doesn't tarnish gsp's image in my eyes, its not like he took the vaseline himself and rubbed it all over, or even that it was a large amount. i for one will more so remember how classy and respectfully gsp has handled this situation more than anything, it shows you the true character of a person. all those greasegate bandwagon jumpers have no class, if they were gonna complain shoulda done so at the time, its over and done with so why bring it up