BJ has kept himself busy, working with the UFC and finally getting to go-ahead for construction on the coming UFC Gym: BJ Penn in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Still nursing the bad shoulder that will keep him out of the originally scheduled UFC 132 rematch against Jon Fitch, BJ remained firm that we have not seen the last of him in the UFC. While admitting he’s not at 100 percent, he confirmed that he wants to fight at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro.
“I still wanna try for that, so I’m just gonna go home this next couple weeks, and really baby my shoulder, and really check up on it. I wanna fight, we’ll see now.”
Being that he’s nursing an injury, I wanted to know BJ’s take on the recent announcement that UFC fighters will be eligible for accident insurance.
“That is amazing; it brings a lot of validity to the company itself, that their going out of their way to do something like this. I mean, what’s the first thing [people say] when anybody signs up for the UFC? Like, ‘You crazy, you don’t even have medical!’ Well, now they got accident insurance.”
While BJ may not have anyone in particular that he wants to fight next, without a doubt, fans are pulling for him to make a quick recovery and make his return at UFC 134. Fighting in the home of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu would only be fitting for a pioneer in the sport.
By: Kevin Leong