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BJ Penn on Sean Sherk: 'I'm going to show this man of cardio what cardio really is' at UFC 84

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"... I'm just training full speed. I'm going to go in there and show this man of cardio what cardio really is.... I'm just going to go kick his ass.... Everybody has questioned my heart, questioned my training ethics, this and that, but I never did something as cowardly as to take any sports enhancement drug.... I think these people going in taking these sports enhancement drugs, they're not real fighters, they're athletes. I'm a fighter. I'm a real fighter. That's all I did my whole life.... Sean's a great fighter. He's done a lot of great things in the past. I'll never dispute that, and it will be a great win, whether he's on steroids or not. It's a great win to beat Sean Sherk. It's going to be sweet beating Sean Sherk on May 24."

UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn -- who has been dogged throughout his career with claims that he relies too much on talent and not adequate training -- feels he can beat Sean Sherk at his own cardio game when the two lock horns at UFC 84 on May 24. "The Muscle Shark" has a bottomless tank of stamina, which going into the fight seems to be his one true advantage (strength being the other). "The Prodigy" also can't help but rant about the steroid issue, labeling Sherk a "cheater" once again -- something that clearly gets under the skin of the former champion who has proclaimed his innocence from a positive steroids test back in 2007.

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