“Me and B.J. have a good relationship. It’s business, and, you know what? I like to have big fights. I think that B.J. is the type of fighter that would be a big fight for me. The UFC asked to try and stir up something. You know, I do my job well, and I went on to my Twitter account, and just kinda said, ‘Hey, B.J. Let’s do this fight.'”
It wasn’t that long ago that Josh Koscheck put the MMA world on standby for the announcement to become official that BJ Penn was returning from retirement for a fight with the long-time top welterweight.
He posted on Twitter that he had accepted a fight with Penn and all seemed to report the bout as nearly booked.
However, from the side of Team Penn, the booking was news that made no sense and the revelation by Koscheck came out of left field, which is why BJ himself quickly shut down the rumors.
In this quote from Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored Koscheck confesses that the UFC put him up to the call out in what was likely an attempt to stir BJ into accepting a fight and come out of retirement.Tags: featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2, ufc on fox 3, UFC on Fuel