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Video: BJ Penn Says He’s Done Fighting in Nevada

In B.J. Penn’s latest video blog he answers some fan mail and discusses his ongoing case against Georges St. Pierre that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has basically decided to hear, but do absolutely nothing in response to.  Penn seems to be blaming the NSAC’s Keith Kizer, saying he “can’t be trusted” and insisting that he has “no interest in fighting in Nevada or Las Vegas ever again.”

Just to clarify, that’s the UFC’s home base that he’s talking about – the city where the majority of their events are held.  And here the UFC lightweight champ says he doesn’t want to fight there ever again because the commission is made up of a bunch of shady ne’er-do-wells.  This could be a problem.

Penn’s not the first fighter to get pissed off at a specific state athletic commission and declare himself unwilling to deal with them again.  After his positive steroid test following his win over Hermes Franca at UFC 73 in Sacramento, and the ensuing clusterfuck of an appeal in the months afterward, Sean Sherk said he didn’t ever want to fight in California again.  So far, he hasn’t.  

But that’s a little easier to do in California, which the UFC hasn’t been back to since September of 2007, than it is in Vegas.  Counting the TUF 9 Finale, the UFC will have three events in Vegas over the next three months.  Obviously they’re traveling around enough these days that they could keep Penn out of Nevada if absolutely necessary, but it’s safe to say the UFC isn’t going to be too happy about having to work around Penn’s self-imposed travel limitations.

Personally, I don’t know what Penn’s thinking.  Hasn’t he ever been to the M&M’s store on the Vegas strip?  Is he sure he wants to deny himself that world of wonders from here on out?

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numbnuts- May 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm
His mommy is the only one who will listen to him. He only fights once a year anyway so I'm sure they will be able to work him in there somewhere. I predist some heavy booos for his next fight. I hope he retires or gets his ass kicked cuz he is a disgrace of a champion and a spoiled fuckin brat.
BackbaconBilly- May 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm
His excuse for losing to KenFlo will be...

a, His momma already laid a whoopin on his whiney ass
b, His boyfriend already laid a whoopin in his ass
c, He was forced to train in a shitty old garage with 3 gay guys
d, He looks too much like a cabbage patch doll
e, He couldn't train properly cause he was in mental anguish over grease-gate.
f, He was too busy helpin Dog round up criminals on the big Island.
canadianguy- May 19, 2009 at 1:38 pm
does it matter has anyone even looked at the rules on the ufc website or looked at any NSAC rule books to see if it even says you cant do it cause i know i browed through them quickly and couldnt find fuck all saying you can put grease on. Also gsp is much bigger and stronger and actually in shape where as bj penn is smaller and has no cardio at all cause he likes to chill with his gf and yes men in pools and shit. This should be a non issue and as for bjs video that he made for the nsac hearing anyone can make anything look like they want if its edited the right way. Bj needs to stfu and just train and fight. I hope he gets ktfo by florian and then see what excuse he comes up with then
UFC fan- May 19, 2009 at 6:35 am
Well Mr semantics...that still makes penn a loser...and a quitter, and that still makes GSP a winner and a greaser then doesnt it? we come full circle to the big fact...its fucking over and done, and PENN got his ass kicked.
and yeah GSP took him down at will...and also GSP passed his guard at will, as joe rogan goobed like a 5 year old about it often enough. greasegate is bullshit, so is your point, so is Penns career.
You and he both need to move on.
rh- May 19, 2009 at 4:08 am
To me, the definition of a nuthugger is someone who blindly supports a fighter without any pretense of reality. I think Penn is an amazing fighter who coincidentally happens to be an asshole. I'm not sure how that makes me a nuthugger...but by ignoring the fact that GSP got his takedown attempts stuffed something like six or seven times in the first round and revising actual, reality-based history to indicate that GSP took "him down at will" indicates that you're a better candidate for a GSP nuthugger than I am for Penn.

And if you're going to play with semantics about GSP didn't grease, his corner did; you might as well say Penn didn't quit, his corner did. They're equally stupid statements.

UFC fan- May 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm
scrambled egg, and RH, you are both numbskulls.
If you both would kindly pull your heads out of BJ's ass you might see it from a better perspective.
GSP didn't grease! he had nothing to do with it. IF anything was done, it was done by his handlers, GSP didn't do shit illegal.
But you 2 need a reality check, greasing didnt matter when GSP was standing up blasting BJ's fucking face in, and beating his ass in the stand up game, by the time it hit the mat GSP had that fight won. BJ looked like shit, he was slow, weak, and looked like a rank amateur.
And grease had NO part in GSP taking BJ down at will, laying on top of him, holding him down, and pounding his goofy looking face into the mat.
not ONE time did BJ say a word to his corner during the fight about GSP feeling greasy, it wasn't until after he GAVE UP that he felt the need to spew such stupidity. BJ is a pussy coward, quitter! He can blame it on Vaseline, or whatever, but it don't ever change the fact BJ got dominated in every single aspect of that fight, and 99% of it greasing had no effect on it. You BJ nuthuggers are as pathetic as he is.......get a life you whining pussys.
Jeep- May 18, 2009 at 8:57 pm
Penn's the biggest whiner in any sport,anywhere...see ya BJ
C.B.- May 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Wait are we talking about BJ Penn....the actor :)

I havn't lost respect for BJ. He's a great fighter and has been a lot of fun to watch over the years, but if I get 1 more email from BJPENN.COM I'm gonna fuckin bomb Hawaii.
Komodo- May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm
I hope Florian stomps Penn into another dimension.
punchguyinface- May 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm
BJ looking at his own web-page... "Damn I look goooooood"
Dmonicideals- May 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm
This cabbage patch kid is losing his fucking mind. GSP broke this motherfuckers heart, and BJ is never going to be same. KenFlo is going to smoke is shit, and if he ever fights again after that I will be blown away. He has already quit, he just won't ever admit it.
Soup Sandwich Server- May 18, 2009 at 3:33 pm
They are stripping him of the title... Dana's sending his goon after him. KenFlo by 1st round stoppage
cr_trinity- May 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Why doesn't ZUFFA strip him of the belt and be done with it?
T1- May 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm
Now watch, Penn will pop positive for banned substances, "if GSP can cheat so can I !!!1"

Or his new "crew" dusts his multis with it.
Spank Mir- May 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm
@ ScrambledEggs

See - here's the exact problem...I DO think BJ had a legit gripe. He thought that GSP felt greasy, and other people (from past experience), pictures and video backed that up. However, the problem I have is that he is making a complete ass of himself by continuing to do these video blogs that are full of whiny rants about how he was done wrong.

Now he's saying he won't fight in the hometown of the UFC...he is adding more poison to the cocktail that is quickly becoming his career suicide and his legacy as a badass is washing away with his tears. I don't mind the fact that he filed a complaint. I have a problem with the fact that he can't see how ridiculous he is making himself look's tragically pathetic.
d0zer- May 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm
I'm really surprised that Dana hasn't stepped in to bitch BJ out yet.
BackbaconBilly- May 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm
@ rh,

Thats why I admitted not knowing where it was scheduled,sure I coulda looked it up like you just did, but hey I'll admit I was lazy, you're "Genius" remark was pure
Genius. So, if in fact he's fighting in PA then it obviously isn't a ploy to back out of the Florian fight, so Ill stick with my 2nd "conspiracy" and re-iterate that "I see this as nothing more than CBJ's way of continueing to be the biggest whiner in all of MMA,either way we are all sick and tired of it" If you can prove me wrong then go ahead and try, but you can't cause we know I'm correct.
rh- May 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm
@phelps...the first round was hardly an "assraping" as you so cleverly put it.

The vaseline may have played a bigger role in that GSP was able to simply shrug off Penn's high guard when he was finally able to take him down in the second round. Immediately he began applying pressure to Penn's shoulders--draining the blood so his jab would have no pop, and keeping his knee in Penn's abdomen to further reduce his cardio. That's what set the stage for the horribly lopsided showing in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

I'm not saying GSP wouldn't win a rematch, or that he could have won that fight without the vaseline. But I am saying the vaseline could have played a bigger role than people are giving it credit for playing. Particularly, idiots who refer to the fight as a 4 round ass-raping and ignore how close-to-even the first round actually was.

PHELPS- May 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm
I'm surprised Penns's camp are on their computers right now and not boozing it up in a hawaiian garage. What do you clowns honestly want to happen? A no-contest, do you really think BJ deserves that after the garbage showing he put on. Vaseline, sweat whatever you get oily while fighting, it happens. It got blown WAAYYY out of proportion and the outcome of that fight would have been the same regardless.

I even put money on Penn's bitch ass that night, I really wanted him to win. GSP annoys the shit out of me, but I can't deny that he was the better man, by leaps and bounds. You might have an argument if the fight was even relatively close. BJ got ass raped for 4 rounds. Vaseline would not have changed the outcome of that fight.
rh- May 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm
@ scrambled eggs

I think most people are overlooking what it means to simply get into the cage with someone who is nearly 20lbs heavier cageside and has 5+ inches of reach on you...never mind when that person is a world-class athlete with an elite skillset, with an outstanding camp and a team of medical consultants to help him formulate an incredible game plan.

Simply taking that fight was a huge statement. Penn was already a huge 'dog going into that have the odds against him increased even further by GSP greasing just makes a mockery of an already lopsided matchup.

I'm not saying Penn would win a rematch, or that GSP wouldn't have won without the grease. I am saying Kizer didn't give the issue the consideration it deserved, and when you couple that with Penn's natural inclination to deify himself, it's a recipe for a meltdown.

If a lot of bandwagon morons want to inflate Florian and take shots at Penn while he's down, they won't be missed...but I think Penn has a legitimate gripe about Kizer and the NSAC.

Kizer isn't as big of a village idiot as Garcia was in CA, but he's still a tool.


just some dong- May 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm
You know what's really unfair is the way they always put vaseline all over the fighters' faces. Do you have any idea how frustrating that is to strikers?? Here they are throwing all these punches, and all the shitty ones just slide right off. It's like they actually have to use some level of skill and catch their opponent when their guard is down to win!
ScrambledEggs- May 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm
I can't believe how many people are hating on BJ.
The guy has a legitimate bitch that St.Pierre's corner greased him up and nobody in the NSAC seems to give a shit. Do you fucking have the slightest idea how frustrating that must be to Penn or are you all completely clueless?
Try and wrestle or grapple with someone who's got oily skin not to mention someone who's had vaseline rubbed on their body. But I understand people have to have things to hate on, and BJ complaining about everyone's hero GSP after their lopsided fight is easy for the keyboard warriors to get their panties in a bunch over and add BJ to the hate list.
LoneWolf- May 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Penn needs to shut his damn mouth and start training....He is such a freaking baby.....I'm not sure how much more I can take of his nonsense.....any more and I might start rooting for Kenflo.

IronClad- May 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Yah im really wondering if BJ will face Ken-Flo.....bust of a fucking life time if that fight doesnt happen.
rh- May 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm
@ baconbackbilly nice conspiracy theory, but 101 is scheduled to be in PA, genius.

@cagepotato: why the fuck do you have reply buttons if you aren't going to stack the replies under the post they're in response to?