We’ve learned that playing video games excessively during fight training is counterproductive to having your fight last longer than 60 seconds. For Jens Pulver it was World of Warcraft, while for Jon Fitch it was Skyrim. The fact of the matter remains that BJ Penn was not a playable character in either game, and that’s why those games are a poor choice. Any modern UFC game would have been alright. Assassin’s Creed featured BJ Penn in their commercial, so that would also have been acceptable. Jason Nawara would disagree with me on this, but it’s my article, so his opinion doesn’t matter here. All that matters is what Jon Fitch has to say about BJ Penn after ‘The Prodigy’ said he was coming to AKA last week.
“Here at AKA, we’ve got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don’t hide from any opponents. You’ve also got cowards out there like B.J. Penn who say they want to fight people, but then they run and hide.””Yes. He’s a coward. He wouldn’t be welcomed here.”
In the interest of being fair and balanced, BJ Penn recently turned down a fight with Siyar Bahadurzada, despite the Afghani fighter vowing to donate his entire purse to charity just for the opportunity to fight the Hawaiian while still suffering from a broken hand.
“BJ said no. I’m disappointed. I wanted to fight him with an injury. My right hand is not healed till his fight. I can’t punch, but still he doesn’t wanna fight, haha.”
Yes, Siyar’s hand is still broken, but he’s willing to fight anyway. That’s so baller that it makes ballers look buster. But yeah… Fitch thinks Penn’s dodging fighters, and we’re nobody to argue with Jon Fitch, or Siyar Bahadurzada, or the fact that Assassin’s Creed is a better game than Skyrim. Facts are facts. [Source]