I think the fans in general were split on this one it depends on which school you subscribe to in how a fighter wins damage or control. Not nearly as disputed as say Machida/ShogunBj Penn v Gsp 1
One of the most disputed fights ever i think bj did enough to win as do alot if people but alot of people disagree i had bj winning the first and second from memory with gsp out wrestling bj in the third
Every fighter can pretty much cite some injury when walking into the ring. Cardio again not a BJ strong suitBj Penn v Matt Hughes 2
A fight that bj was dominating the whole first round came out in the second looking like someone stole half his lungs, was later revealed he had suffered a severe rib/cartlidge injury, now injurys happen its part of the sport its part of all sports but if not for that injury i believe bj would be 3-0 against hughes
I didn't see it as a robbery just a very close fight where neither guy established themselves dominantly and BJ didn;t exactly wow any body with his performanceBj penn v Frankie Edgar 1
This fight is the most definate for me as ive seen it recently and when i watched it live on PPV i was dumbfounded at the decision bj won at bare minimum 3 rounds of that fight i believe 4 i felt this decision was a robbery.
For me it's debatable on the 10-8 round probably not but BJ was dominated that round. I also think BJ is very lucky they hadn't introduced the 5 round main event fights at that pointBj Penn v Jon Fitch
Was there live, was pumped to see my sporting idol fight live bj actually cam out with a game plan successfully implemented that gane plan for 2 rounds gassed and got a pounding inbthe third this whole fight hinders on wether you think the third round justified a 10-8 for fitch i dont think it did.
BJ is an extremely talented guy but if things don;t always go his way he gets broken mentally and mixed in with bad cardio that hurts his place in the GOAT discussionMy question to you is if that was bj record and those fight did go that way would you and alot of the MMA world hold bj higher in terms of the GOAT discussion.
I know its alot of what ifs but i think it in interesting discussion and that why we all come here right?