B.J. Penn Is Back to the Business of Just Being a Fighter

By Damon Martin

For years, B.J. Penn has talked about the legacy he wants to create before he leaves the sport of MMA.

As he heads into his fight at UFC 127 against Jon Fitch, legacy doesn’t seem to be the biggest thing on Penn’s mind anymore. Nor do titles or even some of the mind games he’s been known to play with opponents before heading into a big fight. This B.J. Penn has only one focus, and that’s beating Jon Fitch.

It’s not necessarily a different Penn than fans have seen before, but to hear his demeanor before his last fight against Matt Hughes, and then before his upcoming fight with Fitch, the once brash Hawaiian has started to just talk about the fight before the fight and nothing else.

Gone are the days of Penn’s relentless goal to be the best in the world, he’s just back to the business of being a fighter. For his camp to prepare for Fitch, he even brought in an old adversary to help him get ready.


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One Response

  1. as if!

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