Will Twitter Exchange Lead to Carlos Condit vs. BJ Penn?
By FCF Staff
A bout between Carlos Condit and BJ Penn could be in the works, as the welterweight contenders have agreed to fight in a recent exchange via their official Twitter accounts. Although the UFC hasn’t made any official announcement regarding the proposed match-up, Penn (pictured) is also claiming that the promotion is no longer interested in a rematch between himself and Fitch, possibly opening the door to a bout with Condit. The following post appeared on Penn’s Twitter account recently.
@jonfitchdotnet tried to make it happen but Joe Silva said “the fans don’t want it & I’m not interested”. Not much more I can do on my end
For some time it’s been believed that the UFC would look to book a rematch between Penn and Jon Fitch, who battled to a draw at UFC 127 in February. A second fight was scheduled for UFC 132 on July 2nd, however, an injury to Fitch postponed the bout.
After Penn posted the statement regarding a second fight with Fitch, he and Condit exchanged the following messages.
The people have spoken @bjpenndotcom, they want to see us scrap, let’s give em what they asked for
@CarlosCondit Yup. Let’s do it! October 29th
Penn (16-7) has yet to compete since his aforementioned bout with Fitch. Prior to UFC 127, Penn knocked out fellow former champion Matt Hughes in the opening round at UFC 123 last November.
Condit (27-5) continued his ascension up the welterweight rankings at UFC 132, by putting away Dong Hyun Kim in the first round with a flying knee and follow up strikes. The former WEC champ has now won four straight fights.