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  • 01-16-2013, 12:09 PM
    K1NG P3NN
    BJ Penn is many things, and proud is probably at the top of the list. I honestly see this as having a zero percent chance of happening.
  • 01-14-2013, 03:08 PM
    TN94z
    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post
    By those guys, you can't possibly mean GSP and Rory. If you do, then I would say that you are overestimating BJs potential to grow as a fighter.

    I can't see BJ doing this though. That would be tough going to train at the gym with guys who absolutely whooped your ass in professional fights. The whole greasegate fiasco, the shit talk with Rory..nah can't see it happening.

    No sir. I was referring to the person that replied with:

    I love BJ but, Bendo, Nate, Gray, J Lau, Miller would beat him nowadays.
    Rory and GSP have obviously proved they are on another level and are just too big for BJ. I am only talking about 155ers
  • 01-14-2013, 08:20 AM
    Sniggles
    Sometimes a kind of glory lights up the mind of a man. It happens to nearly everyone. You can feel it growing or preparing like a fuse burning toward dynamite[...]Then a man pours outward, a torrent of him, and yet he is not diminished. And I guess a man’s importance in the world can be measured by the quality and number of his glories. It is a lonely thing but it relates us to the world. It is the mother of all creativeness, and it sets each man separate from all other men.
    Penn was unable to execute anything at all. It is telling of where he is right now mentally. It may be that he does not have the furiosity that pushed him to great heights. Or it could have been dozens of many other things, but it is most likely that Rory McDonald executed his game enough to fluster Penn out of playing his hand.
  • 01-14-2013, 03:33 AM
    dbader08
    ^Yup.

    BJ just has a ton of pride...or stubbornness, whatever you wanna call it...I guess he wants to stay mostly true to where he came from, which is respectable, but with the camp he's got it's just not gonna cut it imo.
  • 01-14-2013, 12:07 AM
    Repenter
    Quote Originally Posted by dbader08 View Post
    Bj's hooks/uppercuts don't seem to have as much on them as they used to, and his jab isn't as crisp.
    he used to have the most feared jab in the sport, but it doesn't cut the mustard anymore.

    it was clear in the mcdonald fight. you wouldn't have noticed it by reading the recaps, but he hit mcdonald frequently throughout the fight with jabs and overhand rights, but nothing seemed to have that crippling power of 3 years ago.
  • 01-14-2013, 12:01 AM
    Ramma
    I don't see BJ taking him up on the offer, but it certainly is an idea.
  • 01-13-2013, 11:20 PM
    dbader08
    Bj's hooks/uppercuts don't seem to have as much on them as they used to, and his jab isn't as crisp.
  • 01-13-2013, 10:05 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    It may sound good, but it too much of a fantasy imo... Sure anything can happen... but in my view BJ has lost a step...

    He has always been a fast guy and in his past 2 fights he didnt have that quickness he used to have, at any point in the fight.... Maybe he will just never be the same...

    If he does come back I would much rather it be at LW, but not sure how much he has left... At his very best, he could beat ANY LW's out there, but he simply isnt at that stage in his career imo.

    Quote Originally Posted by v3xi View Post
    This is exactly what I wanted Rampage to do. BJ and Rampage have such amazing talent and they waste it on doing one thing, throwing punches. I think Tristar would make both of them much better well rounded fighters. I can see BJ beating everyone except for Bendo in the LW division, I think he would beat Frankie easy if he was at Tristar.
    They both have some of the best TDD MMA has seen, and BJ is legit on the ground...

    I do agree that their primary attack and go to plan is their boxing, but they have much more to offer than that... even at their current states... They both need to join a camp like AKA, Blackzilians, etc... I just dont see them doing it at this stage in their careers...

    Just imagine how good they could have been if they had done that...
  • 01-13-2013, 10:22 AM
    v3xi
    This is exactly what I wanted Rampage to do. BJ and Rampage have such amazing talent and they waste it on doing one thing, throwing punches. I think Tristar would make both of them much better well rounded fighters. I can see BJ beating everyone except for Bendo in the LW division, I think he would beat Frankie easy if he was at Tristar.
  • 01-13-2013, 09:58 AM
    Sniggles
    BJ will never leave Hawaii and his prime was reached a long time ago. It's downhill from here on out, especially if he continues to fight at WW.

    BJ Penn never reached his full potential because he did not round out his training and made poor judgement in taking some of the matchups he did. That said, he is a true warrior that I thank for entertaining me over the years.
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