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Old 09-28-2006, 01:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, I am not denying that the poke in the eye was as bad as Hughes made it seem but that was strategy.

Yea, having the fight paused is always a good strategy. Especially when your getting your face pounded. Bizatch move by Hughes. Maybe if that didn't happen a different result perhaps. Oh well......until the next fight! BJ by KO!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:44 AM   #22 (permalink)
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haha, i was cracking up when i saw that...what is this turning into, the wwf? way too much bad acting and hype...dont worry dana, the tickets will sell...
Dude r u on your Dr's drugs.....Did u actually watch the fight....and you were "impressed" by hughes.....right
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I credit both fighters, I thought they each fought well and yes I think Penn was classy in saying that Hughes is a good champion and gives him all the credit in the world, I just think he should have just left it at that and not added any excuses. I don't take anything away from Penn, I thought he had him there in the 2nd round. I certainly don't think it was a one sided fight, Penn gave him a real run for his money.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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"LUA – The Art of the Hawaiian Warrior: BJ Penn
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In Hawaiian tradition, Lua, the Ancient Art of the Hawaiian Warrior, teaches us that a warrior must die on his back, revealing death while in battle, rather than on his stomach, which reveals death while fleeing.

Hours before BJ Penn’s performance on September 23, 2006, the teachings of Lua were read to BJ as part of his mental preparation for his battle against Matt Hughes.

Three weeks prior to this battle, BJ was contacted to fill the position of fighting Hughes which was vacated by George St. Pierre who sustained a serious and debilitating groin injury. While BJ had just begun his training for a fight in October against Hironaka, a Japanese martial artist, he did not hesitate to accept the offer to regain the UFC welterweight championship title from the man who fortuitously held the title by default, Matt Hughes. Most fighters would not have accepted such a challenge, having only three weeks to prepare to fight a veteran fighter who consistently defended his title, losing it only once to BJ Penn. However, BJ is not just any fighter. He is a Hawaiian warrior who, knowing he had only three weeks to prepare for such a battle, willfully embraced the opportunity.

As the day came and BJ’s preparation culminated, BJ embraced the teachings of Lua as he entered the Octagon. As a true Hawaiian warrior, he was ready and prepared to face the battle, and ready and prepared to face the consequences as a true warrior should. In the true spirit of the Hawaiian warrior, BJ controlled and dominated Hughes in rounds one and two, imposing his will on Hughes through his expert warrior abilities of jiu jitsu and hand-to-hand combat. As a true Hawaiian warrior, BJ was easily able to control and immobilize his opponent, who is thought by some to be the best.

As every spectator of the Hawaiian warrior observed, BJ was dominant until he sustained a traumatizing injury to the right side of his ribs at the end of the second round when he quickly contorted and extended his body to take Hughes’ back (similar to a sprinter tearing his hamstring). This move caused BJ’s ribs to separate, resulting in an immediate constriction of the right lung and an immediate reduction of his oxygen intake. As the second round came to a conclusion, the great Hawaiian warrior did not tell his corner of the trauma, because, as Lua tells us, the warrior must continue to fight and die on his back. Had BJ expressed such trauma, his corner would have intervened and the battle would have been concluded for another day. However, BJ entered the third round unafraid and willing to endure the battle he accepted in the manner Lua commands. As fate would have it, the Hawaiian warrior’s quest ended in the spirit of Lua, not for another day, but in battle.

To all of those who believe in BJ Penn and the teachings of Lua, the Hawaiian warrior’s quest continues and BJ Penn will return to battle to regain what is his."

Sound like some crazy s*$t to me but if it works for him. I think he kept going for the honour of his corner and because BJ IS A CROUD PLEASER REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME! What a trooper! I'd be happy to pay $40.00 for Pay Per View to watch that guy fight again.
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Dude r u on your Dr's drugs.....Did u actually watch the fight....and you were "impressed" by hughes.....right
only the illegal ones...yes...no...shaddup...

i was referring to GSP's little comment at the end of the fight...it couldnt have been more staged...and who is usually behind it? dana...no doubt in my mind dana put GSP up to it just to create a little drama and sell more tickets...
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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thats interesting and honorable and everything, but he already stated that on his site and a handful of true mma fans know what happened and continue to defend/support him...getting some university of hawaii student right a fancy little column glorifying his defeat seems a little too much for me...but thats just me...
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:33 PM   #27 (permalink)
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ancient worrier beliefs

I agree, no doubt. But just like Bruce Lee, all these abnormally skilled fighters are into ancient worrier beliefs... what are you going to do.
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I would love to see BJ penn start his climb back to the top vs Diego Sanchez in January or Feb. Winner of that fight should take on the loser of GSP vs Hughes and then it's time for another title match.
Now this is an awesome idea!
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Probably the best idea I heard all day!
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:50 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Now this is an awesome idea!
It'd be an awesome idea if I could only make sure that Diego wouldn't beat Penn. I don't think I could handle seeing that!
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