MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend BJ Penn said boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao doesn’t need a 4th fight against bitter rival Juan Manuel Marquez.
Penn, who is currently in Manila to promote the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), said Pacquiao already has 2 wins over the Mexican champion.
“Manny is 1-2… 1 draw and 2 [wins]. I think he’s proved that,” Penn said in an interview with ANC’s Boyet Sison.
Penn said he saw the Pacquiao-Marquez fight and admitted that it was a close bout.
But the MMA legend said Marquez failed to bring the fight to Pacquiao.
“When I was watching the fight, I thought it was close… But Manny’s the champion, you have to beat the champion,” he said.
When asked about the Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight, Penn said he hopes that the fight will be done soon.
“Mayweather should accept this fight already. This fight is what we’ve all been waiting for… UFC fighters, regular fans, we are waiting for this fight.”