“I think BJ Penn is a punk. Who the hell is he? He’s won one fight in a couple of years now and it’s just whatever man. He wants to make all of these rules and regulations, but who the hell is he? I’m the champ in my eyes so I don’t care if he fights me or not, there’s a whole bunch of guys that could fight me right now. It’s his loss, not mine. He needs me more than I need him.”
Penn will be facing fellow 155-pound contender Joe Stevenson at UFC 80 on January 19, 2008 for the lightweight title. UFC President Dana White has already said that the winner of Penn/Stevenson will make his first title defense against Sherk.
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