At UFC 237, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn will return to the Octagon to take on Clay Guida. Penn, who is riding a six-fight losing streak and hasn’t won since 2010 is looking to finally end his losing streak.
Although Penn is already in the Hall-of-Fame, his opponent in Clay Guida can’t believe Penn is losing like this. Penn was considered one of the greatest fighters ever.
“A close friend of mine who’s a huge fight fan, he’s very knowledgeable about the sport, and I couldn’t believe it when he said that it’s been 2010 since he won a fight,” Guida said in a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “So I mean, it’s kind of hard to believe that. It’s hard to think that a guy who was a former two-time champion at lightweight and welterweight hasn’t won a fight in nine-plus years. It’s pretty incredible.”
Even though Penn is on a losing streak, when Guida got the call for the fight, he knew he couldn’t turn it down. Rather, Guida knew this was a fight that has been years in the making and is finally happening. On May 11, Guida gets to fight a legend of the sport and couldn’t be happier.
“But getting in the cage with someone like B.J. Penn, it’s an opportunity you can’t turn down. He’s the only one. And his camp and his family are the only ones to say if he should be competing or not. So that’s totally up to him. I’m not in a position to say that. So I’m accepting the fight, and we’re gonna put on a show for the fans.”
In the end, the fight will happen with Penn looking to snap his losing streak while Guida will look to get back into the win column after losing his last fight at UFC 225.