Originally Posted by sm3025
The more that I think about it, the more probable it seems that Diego will never wear gold in the UFC. GSP is so young and only getting better, and he's already on another level than Diego. GSP is bigger, stronger, just as fast and determined, and much more well-rounded. He will never beat GSP. What is more, BJ Penn is determined to recapture the welterweight title. If Diego ever steps into the octagon with a focused BJ, he will be carried out. The only way I can see Diego beating BJ is if BJ is horribly out of shape, but I think the BJ who lost to GSP at 58 would own Sanchez. Diego is way too big to be lightweight and way too small to be a welterweight. Diego has a lot of potential, but it is doubtful he could even beat Hughes.
This one is hard. First off BJ is fighting in the lightweight division at the finale of TUF thsi coming season. Meaning we should see the first in shape BJ in quite some time. If he wins this fight against Pulver, Sherk has already expressed interest in fighting the winner. This would be a horrible match up for Sherk. I can't see BJ trying to go up to welterweight if he captures the lightweight title, unless he is just trying to capture both?
Secondly, did you watch the GSP vs. Penn fight? Had Penn not gassed out, GSP got royally F'ed up! GSP is the man, don't get me wrong, but Penn is one hell of a rounded fighter, and in shape he is a natural light weight, with the BEST BJJ anywhere and one hell of a standup game!
Diego is still evolving as a fighter. Yes he is too big to be a lightweight and too small to be a welterweight...but he is young too! He has a lot of time to put on that man muscle. Fighters don't reach there prime until their 30's..kind of scary to think of what GSP and Diego will be doing then!
I agree that as of right now, he cannot beat Hughes. I know people will say to the contrary, but quit hating because he lost one fight. He got cocky, he thought his standup was better than it was from everyone nuthuggung him, and he got KTFO! Lesson learned!