“I don’t think so, and I don’t think this fight’s going to come back for quite some time. Listen, if you’re the champion, you remain champion until you lose the title. If you’re the number one contender, you absolutely are not ingrained in any type of stone. As a matter of fact, not only do I believe he has lost this opportunity, I believe the winner of Diaz-BJ Penn will get the next opportunity against GSP.”
Chael Sonnen was recently on ESPN’s MMA Live and gave his thoughts on this Saturdays UFC 137 event between Nick Diaz and BJ Penn and the implications for the winner.
He also dove into some more details about what he thinks of the Diaz camp trying to pull a last minute switch on BJ for a 5-round fight…
“Let’s not miss what’s really happening here. If you’re a Diaz fan, you got to swallow real hard when he tries to change the parameters that have already been agreed to. What he really just did was he came out and said, ‘Look, I can’t get the job done in fifteen minutes. Let’s change the agreement’. BJ comes back and simply says, ‘Hey, I got no problem with it. I can put you away in fifteen minutes.’ The third side of this is as a fan. Listen, guys, I want to see you compete but you’re getting fifteen minutes of my life and that’s it. After three rounds, fade to black, roll the credits, I got other things to do…You don’t change a deal once a deal’s in place.”
Never short on words, “The People’s Champ” breaks it down with truth and honesty. If Penn was to get a title shot with a win over Jon Fitch this past February, and iF Diaz was already scheduled for a shot, and yet again confirmed by Dana White that if he wins against Penn he is next in-line, should this not be the true battle for a shot at GSP this weekend?
I think so, what say you BJPENN.COM?
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