Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook
Frankie "Convincingly" beat Penn like No one else has in recent history not named GSP.
I think that's up for debate as well.
I know the judges didn't give Penn any rounds, but I'd say rounds 1 or 3 could have gone either way or easily been 10/10s. Again, the judges didn't give him the first fight, when I thought he won it pretty obviously. One of the judges actually gave Frankie all 5 rounds in the first bout, so I'm reluctant to take that as worth much.
Penn certainly looked worse at the close of the third in both Diaz and Fitch than he did at the close of the second Edgar bout, in my opinion.
But here's another question, and I'm not even overtly being a dick here: Can you compare 5 rounders to 3 rounders? I think if either of the Diaz or Fitch bouts went another 10 minutes, Penn could have been finished...and that's coming from a Penn fan.
I also think the philosophy forming fight plans for a 3 rounder is different than a 5 rounder.
The word "Owned" is also very subjective, just saying.
The whole concept is subjective.
The original statement that Penn could beat Frankie by taking him down was inaccurately worded, but the philosphy isn't entirely off base. Penn absolutely has the skills to beat Frankie, but he wasn't planning fights at that point. If Penn came in with an actual plan for a third bout, there is absolutely no guarantee that Frankie would win it, is there?
Originally Posted by Sniggles
Yawn. Arguing about hyperbole when there is obvious bias.
And yet you're still compelled to read every word, and then comment on it. Slow day at the clinic?