Originally Posted by BigBanda
I agree with the both fighters have evolved statement but I"m not set on deciding the victor in this match up just yet. I wonder if GSP will even try to stand very long. I think he will feel it out at first and if he is not getting the upperhand he will go for the takedown. Wont be that easy for GSP though because Penn is both good standing and on the ground.
That's my point, though. Penn is probably second to none in takedown defense, so I see him stuffing at least the majority of GSP's attempts, and he's better on his feet than GSP is.
Couple of things to think about, though: has Penn faced as strong a wrestler as GSP? Also, I don't doubt Penn's cardio very much, but this fight has a very good chance of going five rounds, and its still something to think about...GSP looked pretty fresh when the fight with Fitch ended.