UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada took to Twitter to express his desire to fight BJ Penn. It appears he is wiling to do almost anything to get that fight.
(1/2) The only reason I wanna fight @bjpenndotcom is to test my will and warrior spirit vs his. I’m not fighting for money! @UFC @danawhite
(2/2) I’m willing to donate my fight purse to a charity to prove that it’s not for financial reasons & will take VADA tests! @UFC @danawhite
There is no question Siyar made an impact in his UFC debut. He is looking to make another one by fighting a big name like Penn. With the Rory MacDonald injury, BJ’s next fight is in question.
BJ requested the fight be moved to UFC 153 but Rory would like it pushed to UFC 154. Nothing official has been set at this point so Siyar’s lobbying may work if a new date for the Penn-MacDonald fight can not be agreed upon.