If you have been following the developments in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC long enough and remember the pay per view event of UFC 94, the build up and the aftermath, which is now known as the ‘Greasegate’, you will know the long standing and historical feud or standoff between The Prodigy BJ Penn and the Tri-Star gym of Canada.
Located just on the outskirts of Montreal and run by one of the most respected trainers of Mixed Martial Arts Firas Zahabi, the Tri-Star gym is the home to many UFC fighters including the current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre, Kenny Florian, Miguel Torres as well as Rory MacDonald who called out The Prodigy a couple of weeks back, and making him accept a challenge to face him at UFC 152, where he will come out of retirement and step inside the octagon for the first time in more than six months.
And BJ Penn has made no secret of the fact that the animosity between him and the Tri-Star gym still exists and he still thinks about the incidents that went on about before and after UFC 94, but he also added that he is extremely motivated by the fact that he is getting the opportunity to pick up a win over the brightest talent to emerge from the gym since St Pierre, which he vows to do as well.
Penn still believes that he could have done a lot better than he did at UFC 94 against St Pierre but also added that at UFC 152, they will get to see the real BJ Penn. He also added that he will go to Canada and send out a clear signal to both Zahabi and St Pierre that he is back and that his targets are still the same.