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‘Title Shot’ Caption Contest: BJ and a Gun

After arranging a visit by BJ Penn to his Army unit at Fort Lewis, MMA writer Kelly Crigger was inspired to dig deeper into the subculture of mixed martial arts, and find out what would compel a person to sacrifice all worldly comforts for the opportunity to beat up a stranger in a cage. Over the next year, he visited leading MMA camps including Team Quest, American Top Team, and Sityodtong, and interviewed fighters at every level of the game. The result is Title Shot: Into the Shark Tank of Mixed Martial Arts, which, no bullshit, is probably the most insightful and essential exploration of the MMA lifestyle that you’ll ever read. We highly suggest that you buy it, but you also have a chance to win a signed copy right here.

Check out the photo above — one of thousands that Crigger took during the preparation of his book — which shows The Prodigy at the Fort Lewis shooting range. (As Crigger explains: “We took him out to bust some caps, but he couldn’t learn to hold the weapon for shit.”) The two readers who provide the best captions in the comments section below will win a signed copy of Title Shot. Contest ends Sunday night at midnight ET; feel free to enter multiple times. Good luck…

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gwinqv waielb- October 10, 2008 at 2:57 am
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Royson- August 31, 2008 at 8:16 pm
if you wanna know what i just killed, go to
YO- August 31, 2008 at 5:03 pm
when u gonna announced da winner potato i need readin material wen i shit
Anonymous- August 31, 2008 at 2:16 am
After watching GSP's takedown defense, BJ decided the double leg wasn't enough to take him down.. he needed a new kind of shot.
KTFO- August 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm
In his best 12 year old girl voice: Let's do it Georges, you want to do it?
Me!- August 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Sean Sherk! Ur Dead!
Neosamurai- August 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm
You'll shoot you're eye out kid......... Ho! Ho! Ho!
CrushCo- August 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm
The spectators at the gun range watched in silent anticipation, for they all knew that if BJ didn't hit the target with the first two rounds, he would be too fatigued to do so when the third round came.
Horror Fighter- August 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Thanks for the Christmas gift, Randy!"

mistassmo- August 29, 2008 at 3:11 am
BJ Penn's best chance in a GSP fight
mistassmo- August 29, 2008 at 3:10 am
BJ Penn's best chance in a Gomi rematch
SgtErv204- August 29, 2008 at 2:43 am
"good work BJ, now just prop your left foot under the stock and those shots should level right out..."
Steve- August 29, 2008 at 2:42 am
Today's Lesson: How to Beat Anderson Silva
slapjaw ackrite- August 29, 2008 at 2:03 am
BJ Penn - fastest American to suck on the range. Pound for pound worst marksman ever
KronikBallin- August 28, 2008 at 8:24 pm
"Rush" this bitch
pierre- August 28, 2008 at 7:31 pm
"What do i squeeze?"
pierre- August 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm
"Can I keep this hoodie?"
Mr. B- August 28, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Dana White is creating a new television series, The Most Dangerous Game; starring BJ Penn and Dick "the shotgun" Cheney.

32 fighters will enter and try to survive the deadly duo.

16 will get UFC contracts.

16 will depart this 'mortal coil', and enter the Great Octagon in the sky.

The ultimate in pay-per-view.
Pork and Beans- August 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm
Knowing that his upcoming fight with GSP could go past the 3rd, BJ is taking his extra rounds training very seriously.
Krazy Kracker- August 28, 2008 at 7:06 am
Man, I really want that book....
Krazy Kracker- August 28, 2008 at 7:05 am
K-Flo's Camp to BJ's - "while you're shuckin’ and duckin’, lootin' and shootin', we will be hustlin’ and muscilin’, finishin' and grimacin'! (and probably losing to Joe Stevenson, hence causing a debate about my legitimacy as #1 contender... Was I talking out loud? Was I? No further questions!)
jimbo jones- August 28, 2008 at 2:32 am
Who the fuck would give dracula a gun? Oh wait its just BJ, go ahead then.
jimmy- August 28, 2008 at 2:29 am
For those days when your just to tired to get the blood out with you're hands
Century Sam- August 28, 2008 at 2:06 am
Well normally we don't give people who punch cops in the face semi-automatic weapons, but since you're "the Prodigy"...
MMA Scraps- August 28, 2008 at 1:40 am
In his spare time, BJ Penn likes to go around town with a gun and tell people that is the best MMA blog in the world. Those who disagree will be brutally executed. The owners of, and have all been shot. Yes, BJ has licked all their blood.