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B.J. Penn’s Hands Are Looking Sharp

That’s B.J. Penn hitting some mitts at the UFC 107 open workout, and all we can say is, daaaaamn!  We all know that Penn’s boxing skills have come a long way in the last few years, but this gives you a good idea of just how fast his hands are these days.  And yeah, we realize that it’s one thing to look great hitting pads and quite another to do it with a real live crazy person trying to hit you back, but this is still an impressive display from the lightweight champ.  If Diego Sanchez is going to threaten him on the feet, it seems like he’ll have to do it with the variety and unpredictability of his attack, rather than the sheer speed and power.  Good luck with that.

P.S. If you’re wondering how Penn is relaxing in his down time, check out this video where he sits down to watch the 1986 sci-fi action flick "Eliminators," which he describes as "the best movie ever."  We scoffed at that claim initially.  I mean, has Penn somehow not seen "Conan the Barbarian"?  But then we found something that made us rethink that position…

Consider my Netflix queue updated.

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Carroll Mangis- February 16, 2011 at 3:12 am
I’m not positive I entirely agree with you on this post. Still I am always amenable to innovative concepts. Probably will have to feel about it. Great blog anyway
Lasandra Schweppe- February 13, 2011 at 5:34 am
Change its the only constant, nice site! Keep up the good work, Im coming back. /Bob
NateGetsIrate- December 11, 2009 at 10:31 am
Thanks kg.
kgweightlifter- December 11, 2009 at 10:01 am
Conan is the best movie ever, good post @Nate
Sully- December 11, 2009 at 1:55 am
yea...Fuck Eliminators, everyone know's Total Recall was the best Sci Fi movie from the 80's
Kimbos Bread- December 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Wow, his brother is standing there with arms wide open and BJ spends like 10-15 secs waiting for an opening.
the glza- December 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm
none of those movies can hold a candle to
Kimbos Bread- December 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm
I just watched the "Eliminators" clip in mute, and even then, at the 1:00 mark, I could hear a faint "YES!" through the monitor.

NateGetsIrate- December 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Drew me to him? War penn?

I'm sure these are the same jokers that were calling him Blow Job Penn earlier this year when he was whining about his loss to GSP.

edit: NM exes. I just caught the sarcasm.
exes.for.iballs- December 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm
War penn FTW!!
Joedirt- December 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Not taking anything away from BJ but it's not hard to make hitting the pads look good... I'd be more impressed if he threw the punches from chin height instead of chest...
GetUpAndKill- December 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm
@ Barc

Get the fuck out of here with that gay shit...."drew me to him". Good luck with your homo exploits.
Barc- December 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
BJ's jab and head movement are two of the things that drew me to him in the first place. The other is his icy, unflinching gaze in the cage. The most anyone's ever gotten out of BJ is a blink when a punch comes at him... and that's only with the eye that's taking the shot. Good to see him keeping his hands crisp.
skeletor- December 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research!

That looks awesome do you think they have it at blockbuster? I've got to see that shit.
NateGetsIrate- December 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Oy! I think now is a good time to re-post the "Who Would You..." questionairre with some updated answers...

Out of any personality in MMA who would you...

1) Fight? Kenneth Allen (Look him up)
2) Go to Disneyland with? Natasha Wicks
3) Marry? Carano
4) Go to the bar with? Bas
5) Go on a four day bender with? The AKA team
6) Have a training session with? Greg Jackson
7) Fire? Rob Emerson
8) Give a raise? Roy Nelson
9) Go into battle with? Manhoef!
10) Backpack across Europe with? Fedor
11) Advise to retire? Herschel Walker
12) Take medical advice from? Stitch
13) Have children with? Carano
14) Invite to live on your couch until they got back on their feet? Matt Hamill (one less person to talk to at home)
15) Go fishing with? Cro Cop
16) Cook with? Kimbo
17) Talk politics with? Helwani
18) Punch in the face? BJ (Sorry. I still haven't jumped back on the bandwagon)
19) Go on a crime spree with? Lee Murray
20) Have as your wingman/woman? Anderson Silva
21) Debate the meaning of life? The Voice
22) Advise to get a different haircut? BJ (He could do a better job of shaving that horseshoe, imo)
jimbonics- December 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Crap sloppy spotted the cartwheel before me :/
jimbonics- December 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I'll see your youtube link and raise you one of my own...

jimbonics- December 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm
I agree with BJ! Any movie that features a Yes! cartwheel (1:01) deserves praise.
Horror Fighter- December 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm
If Mandroid is more machine than man, shouldn't be Machinedroid?

Just saying.

BTW, THIS is the greatest movie ever: hxxp://
Sabado Gigante- December 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm
I think Penn needs to stop messing around with the mits, and start focusing more on defending the Y!C (yes! Cartwheels)...
Sakuraba3900- December 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm
BuckWild- December 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Mike Swick looked quick too! Look what happened to him !
NateGetsIrate- December 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm
So BJ thinks that piece of crap is the best movie ever? Man, I just can't seem to find anything i like about this guy!

I wish he would have said at least said "The Guyver" is the best movie ever (since he's stuck on 80's sci-fi, karate flicks).

bennihan- December 10, 2009 at 11:57 am
coochie with the yes cartwheel ftw
agentsmith- December 10, 2009 at 11:55 am
The difference is that Diego says "YES!" every time he throws a strike instead of merely exhaling. Advantage: Diego.