The two rivals may even find time to hit the surf together according to Penn.
"For sure we're going to go get him out on the water," Penn joked. "Country boy can survive, and surf."
As for the fight itself, while Penn acknowledges that Fitch, who is a slightly favored to win, is a talented fighter, he believes that the former Purdue wrestler is in for a surprise.
"I think Fitch is going to be very surprised when we lock up and grapple," Penn said. "I think he thinks that's going to be the easy part, but he's going to be surprised."
With the winner of the fight slated to position himself for a strong claim on the next welterweight title shot, Penn is excited for the chance to vie for another title.
"Yeah, let's do it," Penn said. "I got nothing else better to do. Either that or go hang out at the beach, so let's go. Let's go get another belt."
Win or lose, Penn, one of only two UFC fighters in the history of the organization to hold two titles in two separate weight classes, wants to stay busy and fight the best fighters possible from here on out.
"I'm just kinda taking it in stride," said Penn. "I'm just going to go down to Australia and fight Jon Fitch at 170, and after that, if Dana White has something interesting for me at 170 I'll take it, or if he's got something nice at 155, I'll take that too. I just want to fight as much as I can, stay busy, and, not that I'm going to quit anytime soon, but just finish my career trying to fight the best people possible.
B.J. Penn made the preceding statements while appearing as a guest on MMA Fight Corner presented by FiveKnuckles.com on 2/1/11. Click here to listen to the show in it's entirety.