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When it was first announced I wasn't sure who was going to win. The more I thought about it the more I thought that Penn really didn't have a chance. I even posted that I thought Penn didn't have a chance before the fight.

Penn is a great fighter at LW and seems to school whoever he pleases. He should just stay there, going up and down in weight all the time can't be healthy.
I was the opposite. When I first heard about the fight I thought GSP would take it easily. Then over the weeks I continue to hear people arguing about how dangerous a fighter Penn is (I already thought that Penn was no one to take lightly) but it started to persuade me that this fight was going to be closer than I thought it would be. Then I see all the fighters on Dana's video blog picking Penn to win, that was the last straw.

I still thought that GSP was going to beat Penn definitively but I was worried about GSP taking a big punch or getting subbed.

I blame other people for persuading me to think that way!
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This was supposed to be a historical fight you know, one for the ages, something epic in the ufc...and it turned out to be a one-sided beatdown.

It was worse than the Fitch fight, unbelievable. I'm disapointed in BJ big time.
Don't be, and I'm saying this as a GSP fan. He fought a guy that may just be p4p the best in the world, and he fought him at a heavier weight. If BJ sticks to 155, he will reign for a long time and cement a legacy there. He just needs to stop trying to prove himself against these bigger guys, train a little harder, and focus on 155.
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I was the opposite. When I first heard about the fight I thought GSP would take it easily. Then over the weeks I continue to hear people arguing about how dangerous a fighter Penn is (I already thought that Penn was no one to take lightly) but it started to persuade me that this fight was going to be closer than I thought it would be. Then I see all the fighters on Dana's video blog picking Penn to win, that was the last straw.

I still thought that GSP was going to beat Penn definitively but I was worried about GSP taking a big punch or getting subbed.

I blame other people for persuading me to think that way!
That's funny, cause the exact same thing happened to me man.

I never gave up on GSP and still thought he was going to win but ****, not that dominantly.
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PAHA, you don't think he took one round?!??!

How about I don't think he even landed one punch. I swear I only saw BJ throw maybe 10 strikes and I'll be generous and say one mediocre one landed.

BJ had absolutely no offense at all.
lol. To be fair to BJ, he did land some punches in the first and beginning of the second round. 1st round was the most competitive, but GSP took it as well.
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lol. To be fair to BJ, he did land some punches in the first and beginning of the second round. 1st round was the most competitive, but GSP took it as well.
Yeah honestly, my excitement/intoxication more than likely clouded my judgment on that claim.

I just remember thinking back though and not recalling any significant strikes landing from BJ.

1st round was the most "competitive" but it was still clearly GSP, and the rest...well the rest are history.
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This was supposed to be a historical fight you know, one for the ages, something epic in the ufc...and it turned out to be a one-sided beatdown.

It was worse than the Fitch fight, unbelievable. I'm disapointed in BJ big time.
Dude, just join the GSP bandwagon, better late than never. We'll accept you.

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Don't be, and I'm saying this as a GSP fan. He fought a guy that may just be p4p the best in the world, and he fought him at a heavier weight. If BJ sticks to 155, he will reign for a long time and cement a legacy there. He just needs to stop trying to prove himself against these bigger guys, train a little harder, and focus on 155.
True, but I thought Penn should have definitely had a stronger showing against Gsp. Definitely. But, it's back to LW, and hopefully he doesn't go in over his head again and just fight at 155.

Many props to Gsp, the guy is a monster and definitely earned the right to be called the number 1 (or 2, depending on who u are) p4p fighter in the world.



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Yeah honestly, my excitement/intoxication more than likely clouded my judgment on that claim.

I just remember thinking back though and not recalling any significant strikes landing from BJ.

1st round was the most "competitive" but it was still clearly GSP, and the rest...well the rest are history.
I have to rewatch the fight but I remember BJ landing a couple of clean punches... but yeah that's pretty much it...

And "most competitive round" doesn't mean "competitive round"
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I said it was going to be a beating, and man Im glad GSP proved me right! Honestly, there couldnt have been a more satisfactory conlusion.This was one of the most epic beatdowns in MMA, easily rivaling fedor vs nog.As a matter of fact, what made it so much more sweeter was BJ shit talking way worse than usual.
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I always believed BJ had a puncher's chance of winning because his boxing is incredible. But as GSP has shown in his past few fights he uses his size to his advantage and the longer the fight goes on the less chance the boxer has of landing a KO or damaging punch. I also believed that BJ would have put on alot more muscle mass just to combat the weight and strength difference between the him and GSP, but he weighed in at 168. I don't know what his normal weight range would be, I just thought for sure he would be up to 175, then cut to 170. I guess he needs to go back to the nutritionist if he thinks he can skip between weight classes without problems of running into gorilla's with 20+ extra pounds of muscle.

BTW, all the people talking about BJ's speed...?

Also, I think GSP was trying to stylize a move(maybe its got a name) of holding his opponents leg between his own leg and working the planted leg over for a takedown. Did anyone else see this? It seemed like an automatic counter to BJ's insane balance and flexibility.
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