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Mike Dolce plays nice in response to B.J. Penn’s barbs

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Mike Dolce plays nice in response to B.J. Penns barbs

Mike Dolce is not interested in getting into a war of words with B.J. Penn. That much is clear.

After Penn went on UFC Tonight and hammered Dolce and his former client Nik Lentz, Dolce put the kid gloves on during an interview with Ariel Helwani on the 300th episode of The MMA Hour on Monday.

“It’s kind of an honor for me to be involved in a B.J. headline, though they’re not always the nicest,” said Dolce, a well-known MMA nutrition guru. “I have nothing bad to say about B.J. He’s certainly a legend in our sport and I think what he’s done in our sport will never be seen again. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime athlete.”

Penn bashed Dolce and challenged Lentz to a fight last week on UFC Tonight. The bad blood goes back to Penn’s last fight, a one-sided loss to Frankie Edgar in July 2014. In multiple interviews after that fight, he blamed Dolce for not doing enough to get him prepared to fight at a new weight class of 145 pounds.

Penn, a newly minted UFC Hall of Famer, retired after that Edgar defeat, but made it clear he would come out ….View original article