While I admit that GSP is far more athletic then BJ Penn, BJ has more tools which make him dangerous. All GSP has is decent striking, and a sick take down ability. BJ has sick take down defense, and a ridiculous ground game.
I'm not sure bj has more tools. Bj has better hands in striking, but gsp has a wider arsenal of weapons on the ground, especially his kicks. on the ground, bj has the edge in bjj, but gsp has a clear wrestling advantage too. Plus gsp's jits aren't that bad. I'd say in terms of tools, i think its even and i'd almost say i'd give the advantage to gsp.
Since his controversial win over BJ in 2006, when was the last time GSP smashed a solid competitor? He's crushed two has-beens, sure, but he couldn't finish Fitch OR Koscheck. Granted those two guys are mega tough and he dominated the fight, but BJ finishes fights because he has teh skills!
I understand what you mean about him 'dominating' the fight. You're basically saying GSP is turning into the Forrest Griffin, and doesn't finish guys.
I hope BJ shows why he's the Protege and I think he will!
It's gonna be a SICK fight.
Just my thoughts.
I can maybe give you the koscheck fight, but common, the fitch fight was a war... To be fair, i think gsp has had much tougher opponents than what bj had to face since their last fight. And as sad as it maybe, the "forrest griffin" strategy is the new strategy that many successful mma fighter's use because it works (i.e. griffin, ken flo and machida). its just part of the evolution of sports, when people are too good to be knocked out, you got to win by scoring points.
edit: whoever neg reped me for saying kenflo, i was referring to the roger huerta fight.