"January of last year is when I first noticed there was a problem. I was looking at my iPhone and I really couldn't tell what was going on. At first, I thought I tore my retina, so I went to my doctor and he said, ‘I can see right away what the problem is, you have a cataract.' The doctor told me it could be traumatic or it could be from this medicine I was taking called Prednisone, which is what I had been using over the previous few years for sinus infections. I'm definitely hesitant to fight right now with the cataract in my eye. People ask me all the time if I'm going to fight again and I almost just want to change the subject because right now, I definitely don't want to fight with a cataract in my eye. The number one reason for the surgery is just for daily life. I have a tough time driving at night when the lights are shining and I'd like to get that back. On the other hand, you never know what you're going to be thinking if the surgery goes well. If I go in the gym and I'm knocking down all my sparring partners and doing awesome I would definitely think of fighting again."
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Good outlook hope all goes well, but on fighting I think vanity fights our his best choices. As BJ focousing more than a few fights I don't see him doing it so vanity fights he can sell and put on a good show.
so odd, my grandmother literally had a similar procedure done 2 weeks ago. she's worn glasses my entire life and now can see perfectly fine without them. hopefully all goes well and we see my GOAT at least one or two more times in the cage at 155 lbs.
Joe Rogan was doing the Q&A at the fan expo and he mentioned that Rickson Gracie and BJ Penn like to smoke weed before they roll, then he said "Shhhhh" and looked kind of embarrassed about it, like he slipped up on BJ's secret.