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OK, Who Does Carlos Condit Have to F*ck to Get a Fight with BJ Penn Around Here?

(When Carlos Condit asked how bad you wanted to see him fight BJ Penn, he meant that shit rhetorically. Pic: Sherdog)

This week’s revelation that Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will headline July’s UFC 132 with their bantamweight title scrap (and for some reason, apparently not coach “TUF 14″) doesn’t necessarily mean bad things for those of us who still want to see BJ Penn included in some way. It just means that – in the wake of Jon Fitch tearing up his shoulder during training – the UFC doesn’t know who to match him up against yet. As we told you last week, former WEC champ Carlos Condit has been publicly campaigning to fight Penn, but the UFC has so far been mum about that idea. At this point, it sounds like Condit is going a little OCD on it.

“I’m not really sure what’s holding it up right now,” Condit manager Malki Kawa told MMA Weekly. “Hopefully Condit’s the guy they call to do it. I don’t know if there’s a better fight than Condit for him, but we’re excited about the opportunity and hopefully, if Joe Silva, B.J. Penn, and the UFC feel like it’s something they want to do, Carlos is itching. He texts me every day, ‘Any word on B.J.?’ I’m hoping that’s what happens for him.”

Feels like a fun little fight to us. Condit is coming off a win over Dan Hardy at UFC 120 and Penn from his surprise attack on Fitch during their draw at UFC 127. Since both Condit and Penn only know one mode – Beast – it seems like a good litmus test to know exactly how seriously we’re supposed to take the former lightweight champion’s latest welterweight vacation.

Condit was scheduled to fight Chris Lytle at 127 before his own knee injury sidelined him. Prior to that, Kawa makes it sound like was calling out pretty much everybody at 170-pounds.

“The truth is, before that whole Chris Lytle thing came about, (Carlos) was asking for (Josh) Koscheck, he was asking for Jake Shields, he was asking for everybody who was considered top five. Every single guy, he’s just like ‘go get any one of these guys,’” Kawa said. “A guy with a win over B.J. Penn not only gets a title shot, but becomes one of those guys that when he walks down the hall at a UFC fight gets mobbed and swarmed (by fans). I think the guy’s ready for it.”

What gives, Joe Silva? Let’s get this thing done.

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Stak40- April 6, 2011 at 6:48 am
Did we forget about BJ's mode where he looks out of shape, disinterested, slow and passive? You know the one that pops of every 3 or 4 fights.
ReX13- April 6, 2011 at 5:42 am
+1 for the title.
LOKI- April 6, 2011 at 5:38 am
Put your arms down douchebag, Ellenburger beat your ass!
fognack- April 6, 2011 at 1:06 am
I would love to see Bj vs Alves.
SnackDaddy- April 6, 2011 at 12:30 am
I wish this fight would happen so Condit is finally thrown off his high horse.
Jonny5- April 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Best WW fight for BJ, fans, and the UFC IMO is Kos. Looks healthy enough from that last interview we saw here. Peace out peeps
mmaislandjunkie- April 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm
bj would make condit wish he only had to face wec talent. i think it would be a good match up but condit will lose.

as for a fight with nick diaz lmao lets make sure he can get past daley before ppl start thinking he deserves to be ranked a top 5 ww, i barely consider him top 10. if diego can get nicks back in 10 seconds bj can choke him out in 20.
Jubbie- April 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm
I'd rather see Condit take on Penn and let Johnson rematch Koscheck. We'd then only have to see one fight where a wrestler overpowers the more exciting fighter instead of two.
RwilsonR- April 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm
Hopefully Joe Silva is seriously considering my proposal to have BJ move to Strikeforce to fight the winner of Diaz vs. Daley, and toss it on a card with Overeem vs Werdum, and whatever other major fights SF could make, and throw it on PPV. BJ is in limbo near the top of two UFC divisions (or as it is known at 185 -"The Rich Franklin Zone"), and he could instead become the face of Strikeforce while he is still marketable. It would be a great fight, would make SF dramatically more valuable due to the exposure it would give to the fighters and the org. It only makes sense, and BJ would do it for the money if they promised to promote the shit out of it. And Diaz vs Penn would make a great fight.
Good for everyone... except Carlos Condit.
jimbonics- April 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Long Live Meatrione.
Gener- April 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Condit vs. Penn would be awesome, but I could see Dana being weary of Condit's prestige to sell it just yet.

Penn vs. Koscheck. Love this idea!

Condit vs. Anthony Johnson sounds more likely to me.
Get Off Me- April 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm
Malki, you're fired!