Back in August 2009, some investigative MMA journalism went down. Maybe a little too investigative. Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports met up wit BJ Penn back when he refused to talk to Sherdog, MMAJunkie and MMAweekly. Penn agreed to do a piece about his preparation for his upcoming Kenny Florian bout. The story goes that BJ Penn mentioned that some guys he knew had definite proof that GSP used steroids right up until his UFC 94 bout. Penn said this ‘off the record’ but Kevin Iole not only placed it in the interview, but made BJ Penn’s steroid accusation the focus of the story. Within minutes of the story being published, BJ Penn responded back with one of his infamous vlogs essentially saying ‘Dude, I didn’t know it was going down like that’. After the story dropped, BJ Penn severed all his ties with the MMA media and after he scored the RNC over Kenny Florian, dude got on the mic and said ‘If you want to know more about me, go to BJPenn.com’. It was the ultimate plug and a giant middle finger to every news hub out there. And that’s the bedtime story I will tell my future kids of why I love BJ Penn.
It’s clear that BJ Penn and Nick Diaz vehemently hate doing any method of on-camera interviews, but on the rare occasion the camera gets flipped to the ‘on’ switch and words come out of each fighters’ mouth. In this scenario, BJ Penn talks to the ZUFFA production crew about UFC 137 and Nick Diaz in this raw, uncut interview. [Source]