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BJ Penn, as many long-time fans know, is pretty fucking crazy. Maybe not quite so crazy as his opponent Nick Diaz, whose nuttiness is like an all-encompassing shitstorm of insanity sweeping across the MMA landscape with the fury of a thousand bong rips, but still up there in the all-time pantheon of weirdo MMA fighters. So when BJ randomly put out a video blog claiming the UFC crew sent out to film promos for his upcoming fight forced him to say he was going to beat Nick Diaz, I didn’t bat an eyelash. He’s done weirder stuff in pre-fight video blogs before. Unfortunately, Dana White appears to have a different view. 

Above is the uncut footage taken from the interviews Penn cited, released by Dana to mixmartialarts.com and the UG Forum guys. So now you can judge for yourself whether the UFC production guys forced Penn to say anything. I don’t think any MMA fans give too much of a shit whether the UFC hype shows have pre-scripted gibber-jabber (newsflash: they do), but it’s still fun to watch Dana get into a pissing contest with BJ Penn, because BJ is one of the few fighters that seems to get away with it. There aren’t many other guys  who could release a tell-all book with negative stories about the Baldfather in it and still be fighting in main or co-main events.