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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 01:43 PM
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BJ Penn is on a completely different level than any other fighter in the LW division. It really doesn't matter who wins the Maynard/Edgar fight, because BJ would beat both of those guy easily. Frankie Edgar is a very balanced fighter, good striking ability, good ground game. Maynard is a good wrestler, and thats it. He is like another Sean Sherk, but lacks the same power.

BJ Penn demolishes either one of these fighters, but if I had to pick, I'd go with Frankie Edgar. At least we would see something different. We just saw BJ tool a good wrestler with overrated standup (I used to think Diego had good standup).

On a side not, I want Nick Diaz to come over from SF and fight BJ Penn at a catchweight of 160. If he could fight BJ like he did Gomi at that weight, it could be a hell of a fight.
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BJ Penn is on a completely different level than any other fighter in the LW division. It really doesn't matter who wins the Maynard/Edgar fight, because BJ would beat both of those guy easily. Frankie Edgar is a very balanced fighter, good striking ability, good ground game. Maynard is a good wrestler, and thats it. He is like another Sean Sherk, but lacks the same power.

BJ Penn demolishes either one of these fighters, but if I had to pick, I'd go with Frankie Edgar. At least we would see something different. We just saw BJ tool a good wrestler with overrated standup (I used to think Diego had good standup).

On a side not, I want Nick Diaz to come over from SF and fight BJ Penn at a catchweight of 160. If he could fight BJ like he did Gomi at that weight, it could be a hell of a fight.
This would be awesome but unfortunately its a long shot. Nick has looked phenomenal lately and I think he would pose a serious threat to BJ.
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hell, let bj and nick fight at 170. bj likes the weight and we all know diaz already cuts weight for 170 these days.

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Man I would love to see Penn and Diaz go at it. I think that Diaz has the skills to pose a very big threat to BJ. I am not saying that BJ will lose though. He is an absolute animal.

I think that the fact that it would be at a higher weight, might make it more difficult for BJ. I mean granted he has beaten Matt Hughes in his prime and he has held the WW belt, he was never as dominant at WW as he is at LW. I think that this would definitely be an interesting fight.


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Man I would love to see Penn and Diaz go at it. I think that Diaz has the skills to pose a very big threat to BJ. I am not saying that BJ will lose though. He is an absolute animal.

I think that the fact that it would be at a higher weight, might make it more difficult for BJ. I mean granted he has beaten Matt Hughes in his prime and he has held the WW belt, he was never as dominant at WW as he is at LW. I think that this would definitely be an interesting fight.
Am I the only one that think Diaz will pose more of a threat at 160? He looked really, really good against Gomi guys. I know he has looked awesome lately, but to see him again at LW would be awesome, especially against BJ Penn.
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There isn't a LW who could touch BJ right now.

People are so amazed by how he handled Diego and say he's definitely top 3 p4p now, how he's the best LW ever etc etc etc. Just noticing this now? In his last 4 fights (Joe Daddy, Sherk, Florian, Diego) BJ wasn't hurt or in any trouble at any point in any of those fights.

I know people are going to throw MMA math at me (please don't) but stylistically I believe Tyson Griffin has the best chance at winning against BJ, and only by decision. Do i think he would pull it off? Nope. Alas, that's the only possible scenario of all the LW in the UFC who i think would have a possibility in hell of taking BJ's title.

If Matt Serra came down to 155 and fought BJ again, i bet he does better then any current LW would.
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Am I the only one that think Diaz will pose more of a threat at 160? He looked really, really good against Gomi guys. I know he has looked awesome lately, but to see him again at LW would be awesome, especially against BJ Penn.
I was talking about at a higher weight because that is what the last few posts were talking about. I would love to see this fight at LW. Diaz does look good at LW and that is where Penn is most dominant at! That fight has me very interested.


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gray edgar will be his next fight and he will finally lose his belt gray edgar by pound and ground he may show some of his wrestling of the greco in this match of tested in battle veterans

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....This is why I truly believe that Gray Maynard would pose as more of a threat to Penn than Edgar. He is a big, strong guy with superior wrestling, heavy hands and a great gas tank. Using GSP's blueprint from his 2nd fight with Penn, Maynard would have a big chance at taking this one in my honest opinion.
But is Maynard the take down wiz GSP is? I doubt it. I was impressed with Maynard's striking against, ah crap, what the heck is his name, El Manador. (scary) Anyway, I still think Florian has the best tools to beat BJ at 155. It would be interesting if Maynard could take him down, tough.

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But is Maynard the take down wiz GSP is? I doubt it. I was impressed with Maynard's striking against, ah crap, what the heck is his name, El Manador. (scary) Anyway, I still think Florian has the best tools to beat BJ at 155. It would be interesting if Maynard could take him down, tough.

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Florian did look really good in his victory over Guida, but he posed no threat to BJ. He couldn't take Penn down, he held onto his leg for the whole fight until Penn took him down at will and submitted him. Besides, Florian already had his chance. Let's see somebody else get a shot at the title.

Maynard has a big obstacle ahead of him - Nate Diaz. If he beats him convincingly I think he is deserving of a title shot.
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