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Bj Penn bandwaggon crash. how many survived?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by FistofIce**, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. iwhoopedbatman

    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    Except when they actually fought, you mean.

    And no one is shitting on Gomi. Claiming he's not as good as the best LW ever is not shitting on him.
     
  2. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy 10/10 on Pitchfork

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    Gomi and BJ aren't better than each other. Both have been awesome and both have sucked. Who cares?
     
  3. SupremeGuy

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    I'm still a fan.
     
  4. DetachedOrchid

    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    penn fan for life. #1 LW ever.
     
  5. FistofIce**

    FistofIce** Banned Banned

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    i know, it's just BJ nuthuggers being disrespectful towards one of the greats in Gomi.

    Let's just leave it at Gomi > Bj Penn. And we just move on to more uncertain and unclear topics.
     
  6. hYpeo12

    hYpeo12 Purple Belt

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    I'm equally a Penn fan and a Gomi fan, to see Gomi is better is just wrong. They're both awesome, but Penn beat him fair and square. I know I didn't care who was better, I just just did not want to see them fight.
     
  7. VB MMA

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    I was always sort of neutral when it came to BJ. But, when he said he would fight GSP to the death, then throws in the towel after taking a dominating beatdown and quits..he made himself look like he had no heart, and that he talked a better game than he had.
     
  8. FistofIce**

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    Okay, I think this thread is rather going off track and not what I wanted this thread this to be about.

    I will admit that BJ fans want to think that Bj's better than Gomi, and that want to disregard the fact that Gomi fought for the very first time in cage, in Hawaii, in no other than Bj's Penn's own fighting organization, and had one unfair stand up going against himself. Let's say I admit that Bj's fanboys, i mean , fans want to think that Bj Penn's better than Gomi, just because of one fight. I'm sure Serra's better than GSP too. Or Soj over Lil Nog. Pity Gomi never had a chance to avenge his loss, which would've been a lock, but I should say I would admit that you guys wouldn't change your mind on your misguided notion of who is better.

    Let's say Bj is better than Gomi. I mean, it doesn't change the fact who is really a better LW.
     
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  10. FistofIce**

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    Gomi never quit though. Never talked a big game and end up quitting.
     
  11. Kneeuinthenutz

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    Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    No. Just a very large portion of fans couldn't wait to do it and for good reason. He still retained his base of fans, which is the most loyal fan base I've ever seen in sports.

    OK now you're just living in denial.
     
  12. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy 10/10 on Pitchfork

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    How about we stop acting like one fighter being better than another actually matters?
     
  13. StoopKid

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    BJ is the reason I got into MMA. He will forever be one of my favorites.
     
  14. kellier

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    Penns prob my fave fighter. Followed him since the Uno fight. Seeing his decline and refusal to fight guys his own size has been very tough.

    His RNC in the first hughes fight is still my all time mma moment, especially with all the [email protected] hughes talked pre fight.

    Just after he tapped, bj kisses hughes on the head and hughes just takes it n pats bjs arm in acknowledgement. Beautiful!!
     
  15. Sally Davis

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    Same here.

    War BJ
     
  16. PivotalDisorder

    PivotalDisorder Banned Banned

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    bandwagon and BJ Penn.....really?

    think their is a big difference between people jumping off a bandwagon and being realistic based on recent performances. many who DON'T believe he stands any chance against Edgar still want him to win, me included.
     
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    Right now in their careers, not a fucking chance. Gomis decline has been a lot less then BJs. Both are still legends of the sport.
     
  18. JayElectra

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    I'll always be a fan of Penn. He's the only legitimate two weight champion in my opinion.
     
  19. TEXASMOJO

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    Checking in here.
     
  20. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    Still a fan!

    BJ's a legend and deserves a lot more credit than the haters will give him.


    on a side note: Gomi is the #2 LW of all time. He's also a legend and deserves respect. Sadly we never got to see a match up between Gomi and Penn in their primes (fistofice is true to some extent, Shooto Gomi (a wrestler/gnp fighter) was a lot different from Pride Gomi (a boxer). That would have been a hell of a fight!
     

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