(Which was it, BJ, the grease or the steroids?)
Well, it didn’t take long for BJ Penn to expound on Josh Koscheck‘s revelations made this week that the former UFC lightweight champ called him up to give him the 411 about Georges St-Pierre’s secret to his muscular physique.
Penn denies contacting Koscheck, but says if he had, he would have said exactly what he allegedly did, anyway.
"A lot of people have been writing into [BJPenn.com] and asking me if I called Josh Koscheck about the GSP situation. And no, the answer is I have not talked to Josh Koscheck, but he must have been reading my mind. He must have mental telepathy," Penn said. "Koscheck is doing some great mental warfare, trying to get inside GSP’s head and as for how that goes, who cares? It’s none of my business; I could care less."
Koscheck told MMAJunkie on Monday that "Penn and his camp" gave him a courtesy call to inform him that the UFC welterweight kingpin was on performance enhancing drugs such as steroids or human growth hormone. He also said in the interview that several other sources corroborated Penn’s story.
Reminds me of a guy who alleged that Kenny Florian called him up to say the same thing. My god, this UFC telephone game.
The oft loathed American Kickboxing Academy fighter went so far as to
request that there be Olympic-style drug tests implemented as part of the contract for the bout, similar to Floyd Mayweather’s stipulations for Manny Pacquiao.
What a difference a couple days (and possibly a stern talking to by the boss) can make. Maybe the can of worms that setting an Olympic drug testing in MMA precedent would open up made him change his opinion, or at least suppress it publicly or maybe it really was a case of mental warfare, but for whatever reason Kos rescinded his allegations today in a media day for TUF 13. His apology was first posted by MMAFighting.
"Media stories on comments I made about rumors of GSP are in no way factual," Koscheck said. "I’m known for polarizing comments, and I got caught up in hyping TUF and our fight. I was wrong, and apologize to GSP for trying to invalidate his hard work and talent."
I’m not sure how requesting more stringent drug testing as a contract stipulation is polarizing. Seems pretty cut and dry to me what was meant by the statement.