“It’s exciting having BJ back in the division. He’s one of the best in the world and to think of him as a potential opponent in the future is fantastic and it’s exciting for me. It’s something to aim towards.
It was nice to see him come out so well and aggressive against Matt Hughes and it’s always nice to watch Matt Hughes get knocked out.
I think the Fitch fight is a tough one to call. Fitch is a big welterweight, he is strong and he likes to grind out the fight and he is good at controlling the fight.
On the other hand, I think technically, BJ has got the edge with the boxing and the ground game. It’s a real toss up that one, it’s difficult to call.
If Jon Fitch can stay disciplined and not make any mistakes he might be able to grind out a decision but at the same time at any point I think BJ can finish it so it’s tough to call.
I’ll be watching it and I’m looking forward to it.”
As part of our ongoing UFC 127 pre-fight coverage, BJPENN.COM’s Pedro Carrasco caught up with welterweight contender Dan Hardy to discuss his thoughts on Penn’s move to 170. It was during this discussion that Hardy also shared his thoughts on not only the move in weight class but the pending match-up between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch.
While Hardy takes a neutral stance on the UFC 127 main event he does favor “The Prodigy” in the technical aspect of the fight.