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UFC Quick Quote: Floyd Mayweather Sr. can train BJ Penn to box and Freddie Roach can wash his car


"BJ Penn is a cool dude man. I'll be honest, at first, it didn't seem like he could fight that good. I mean, I don't know about his ground game and all of that stuff, but he's got some pop and in just the three days I've been working with him, he has improved man. In his words, man, he told me, 'I ain't never seen some of this stuff you're showing me man.' And that's only after three days. BJ is learning fast man. He's a good guy...If BJ throws his shots the way I got him throwing his shots, he will win. See, those guys throwing shots different than the way we do it, so I'm teaching BJ how to keep it standing and be effective. Let me tell you something man, if he uses it, then it will work. I bet he ain't going back to [Freddie Roach] either. He worked with Freddie 'The Joke Coach' Roach, and he telling me he has never see the stuff I'm showing him. So what does that tell you? Man, the only thing Freddie Roach can do better than me is wash my car."

Boxing big-mouth Floyd Mayweather Sr. talks to FightHype (via Bloody Elbow) about dropping some knowledge on pugilistic plebeian BJ Penn, who will attempt to keep himself from being Fitch'd down under when he headlines the upcoming UFC 127 card on Feb. 27 in Sydney, Australia. Will the Hawaiian box his way into the 170-pound title hunt? Or will he be covered and smothered like an order of Aussie fries?

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