BJ Penn Is the real GOAT

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  1. MescalineDreams

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    You sir are a great orator.
     
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    He could of been, if he had a good work ethic..
     
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    GOAT at being the single most overrated fighter ever on this forum.
     
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    Gomi > Penn
     
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    Penn would've KOed Conor if that matters
     
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    Welcome back, Positive Balance
     
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    If we could have 5 minutes without a new thread suggesting a GOAT MMA-fighter, that would be really great.
     
  12. RoyJonesJr

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    BJ fans need to let it go

    Being a scrappy mother fucker is entertaining and he was one of kind for his fighting spirit

    But for a scrappy mother fucker he was lazy when he actually had to fight and got dusted quite a few times, even in his prime
     
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    I was on BJ penn .com fb pg awhile back and made a comment about BJ being the real 2 belt champ and BJ liked it w/a wink. lol

    That being said he's the GOAT in my book forever!
     
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    Its a pleasure to see a young up and comer pay respect to our true goat
     
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    Hate to say it but this is correct. As talented as any fighter in the history of MMA and it's crazy because he's a two division champion yet deserves to be in the category as one of the biggest underacheivers in the history of the sport as well. Here's a fighter who was often bored and instead of cleaning out his division, he would go up in weight, fight fights he had no business fighting and alot of times, it was due to not wanting to cut weight and not being disciplined. Self-admitted that he often lacked motivation, didn't fight for the money, slacked off in training OFTEN and fought just to fight.

    From age 31 onward, which is an age where most athletes are still competiting for titles, saw Penn go on a big decline. His two loses to Frankie Edgar definitely hurt considering Edgar was a TINY 155lber. And some will claim "Penn was over the hill" but he was 31 years old. Lost both fights to Edgar at 31. Sounds a bit disrespectful but he really was an on and off fighter and he definitely isn't the GOAT based on what he actually did inside the Octagon. Now if his slide started after 35, I could definitely understand it.

    PS, for PB and others, a "motivated BJ Penn" is the GOAT
     
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    I love BJ Penn but no his work ethic wasn’t ever there to be considered GOAT status.
     
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    He really could have been....seriously.

    He had the natural strength, flexibility, toughness, durability, intuition, sheesh man...

    Good boxing, esp good jab, world class jiujitsu, outstanding takedown defense.

    If we go back and watch his fights against Hughes, GSP, and Nick Diaz, he was outgunned in terms of size or reach but he pieced them em pretty good. Diaz and GSP were tagged like a hundred times by Penn's superior jab work.

    I remember his SCHOOLING Diego Sanchez and that huge gash he produced in Sanchez' eyebrow, SMH,...
     
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