Cesar Gracie Hoping UFC Grants Diaz Two More Rounds To Fight Penn, Issues Direct Challenge To BJ

October 18, 2011 7:50 pm by bjpenn.com staff 73 Comments
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“If they can’t fight five rounds against each other, how are they going to fight five rounds against GSP? Dana is good with it. We’ve agreed to it. If BJ agrees to it, we’ll make it happen. These guys have to prove they are ready. These guys are fighters. BJ has always said he’s a warrior. … The old school days of MMA, back when it was NHB, they fought forever. Don’t be scared, homie. Let’s make it five rounds (He proclaimed to BJ).”

Nick Diaz coach, Cesar Gracie, revealed to mmafighting.com that he is lobbying to get two additional rounds added to the Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn main event scheduled for UFC 137.

I speak for myself in this, but one has to wonder his motives behind such a challenge. Does he think his athlete can’t get the job done in 15 minutes, or is he seeking 10 more minutes of punishment for Nick?

It’s an interesting proposition nonetheless.

Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM to see if this challenge is accepted by Penn and the UFC.

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