So the official twitter account shot off this rather incendiary tweet at Nick Diaz today.

. Look how much bigger you are in this pic..I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to tire out the smaller man? Street fighter my ass! I made you fight like glass jaw @jonfitchdotnet poser!
I’ll be ready for that weak bs next time we fight!

I didn’t post it at first because quite honestly I didn’t think it was real for a number of reasons. 1) It came out of nowhere. 2) Maybe some of you can refresh my memory, but I don’t remember Diaz using a “coward fence holding strategy” to beat Penn. All I remember is Diaz punching Penn in the face… A LOT. 3) Penn has never shied away from trash-talking but that’s pretty harsh even for him. Sounds more like something Nick Diaz would say, minus the obligatory “[email protected]*# your mother!” to round it out of course.

In case you didn’t know, Penn doesn’t actually run himself. He has people that do it for him, so I figured someone gained unauthorized access to the account and sent out the tweet as a prank or something. Well, I was wrong.’s Editor-in-Chief Pedro Carrasco went on the UG to confirm BJ sent the tweet and explain what it’s about.

Its definitely not a hack… I can confirm it, that came straight from the mind of BJ himself… and there is a reason why he posted it, He is fired up because now that the holidays are over and a lot of his post-fight distractions are behind him he has nothing to do but think about things and he is not happy with the way he performed in his last several fights.

I am not here to make excuses for him, but I am pretty sure people, at least with some sense of intelligence, can identify that the BJ that fought Edgar, Fitch and Diaz was not the same Penn that fought the Diego’s and Florians of the world –

Things changed, but as it sits right now, he is back. That killer mentality and fire is back and it’s been brewing for a while now and today’s tweet is a result of it just boiling over!

Expect more from Penn to come for sure!

Well, that’s one way to announce you’re not retiring. I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised. Penn has been hot and cold in and out of the cage his entire career, so maybe this means he’s about to hit another hot streak. If that’s the case, I’m definitely down. The trash-talkin’ BJ Penn who licks his opponent’s blood off his gloves after he destroys them is so much cooler than the apathetic BJ Penn who gets his butt whooped.