It’s been nearly four months since BJ Penn (pictured) retired from MMA after getting destroyed by Frankie Edgar at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.” However, Penn’s beef with nutritionist extraordinaire Mike Dolce won’t seem to go away.
Penn essentially blames Dolce for not doing his job in making his weight cut as seamless as possible, which Penn claims resulted in his lackluster performance against Edgar.
For the most part, Dolce has remained mum on the subject until this week’s interview with The Underground.
“I know what I did. I know the effect of what I do. I know the work that I do. And I think the whole world knows what I do with athletes like Ronda Rousey, Johny Hendricks, Vitor Belfort, Nick Lentz, Thiago Alves,” Dolce stated. “Never has an athlete had anything to say. And then oddly this one athlete says something negative. But this one athlete has a reputation for always saying negative things for people around them when things don’t go their way.
“I like to work with hardworking athletes. Dedicated, diligent professionals. That’s when the blend is perfect. But when you have two different agendas, trying to go one way, you can’t drag an athlete along with you. And that’s unfortunate.”
Penn clearly didn’t appreciate Dolce’s comments and offered to check Dolce’s chin the next time they cross paths.
“@TheDolceDiet Keep talking, I’m gonna have a heart to heart talk with your glass jaw when I see you,” Penn posted Wednesday on his verified Twitter account.
According to Penn, he paid Dolce $1,000 each day for his 21 days of service, plus a $1,000 tip. Or as Penn recently put it, he donated $22,000 to the Mike Dolce “charity” because he believes Dolce scored a free payday.