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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 01:55 AM
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If by overrated you mean the best LW of all time, then yes, he is the best LW of all time.
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Okay sure he beat gomi and thomas in their primes but were these guys ever elite?

Now lets flashforward to his 2nd stint at LW which just looks like clean up duty of hasbeens and UFs..He first beats pulver who cant even hang with 145ers in WEC..Then he beats UF journeyman stevenson.. After that its the undersized and ill-equipped sherk, then he beats another TUFer in florian..After that its diego..
With (an undersized LW in) edgar and another TUFer in maynard as future opponents...

My question is BJ penn overated at LW???
Who are, in your opinion, the lightweights he should be fighting?
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Joe daddy is a great fighter as is Florian the beginning TUF produced some great fighters, being ill prepared as you said in sherks defense is no excuse at all.

like stated before who in the light weight division should he fight to prove himself to you



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wow I so spit out my pop when I read this



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wow I so spit out my pop when I read this
HA, I didn't think someone would get that joke.
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Penn is an amazing athlete, that was such a good clinic.

It was a really technical victory, his TDD is so amazing. The way he stopped Diego from throwing combos by constant use of his jab was really cool to watch. He did everything brilliantly tonight. IMO you can really see the improvement in conditioning and movement since working with Marv.

As for being over-rated, No f'ing way.
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This thread is beyond retarded. Every LW is somehow "undersized". Including Sherk, who happens to be a HUGE LW if short... the guy fought at WW and dominated until he fought GSP. Or Maynard, again a compact but big LW. Maybe you expect to find Brock Lesnar at LW? It's called LIGHTweight for a reason.

If anything, the UFC has the biggest lightweights in the world. Guys like Aoki are so skinny they'd get outmuscled by the smallest LW in the UFC if it wasn't for their subs. I would wager Aoki would get his ass handed to him by Sherk, let alone BJ. Hansen is also a mediocre LW with a patchy record who would get murdered by the UFC elite.

BJ has dominated tons of top 10 LWs at the peak of their career like it was nothing. Including Gomi, Uno, Duane Ludwig, Sherk, Joe Daddy, Florian and now Sanchez. Overrated he is not.
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Undersized sherk, Disregarding Florian because he was from TUF, the same with Diego... This thread is completely retarded IMO.

According to this thread, Penn is beating up natural bantamweight fighters and TUF nobodies. Nicely done sir.


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I'm not sure who he should be fighting if the guys he's beating now don't make him great...
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