BJ Penn vs Bang Ludwig

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by HappyHaHa**, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. HappyHaHa** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Moo
    This is a great youtube channel I just found. No commentary at all, and great audio so you can really hear everything. All the fights on this channel are like this.

    Anyway, BJ vs Bang. I've never seen this one, and didn't realize they'd ever fought. So I figured with these two it was gonna be a great fight. And it was, but holy crap I didn't expect BJ to get a flawless victory like that. Amazing. BJ back in those days really was amazing. And I miss the Japanese mma scene.

    [YT]PqirbxLNscE[/YT]
     
  2. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,973
    Likes Received:
    1,375
    Location:
    Netherrealm
    BJ Penn is the LW GOAT for a reason.
     
  3. Skydome Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    9,816
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love how BJ helps him up right after he stops the fight.
     
  4. Elmonstro1 Quarantined

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,618
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wuhan
    it was something else watching bj destroy opponents

    Ex: Matt Hughes
     
  5. HappyHaHa** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Moo
    Agreed. Prime BJ destroys today's lw's imo. And most of the ww's. And some of the mw's and lhw's. That's why he's got such a rabid fanbase. Because prime BJ had so much damn confidence that he honestly thought he could beat anybody, at any weight, and he wanted to challenge himself against the very best. He even called out Pride era Wand, when most lhw's didn't want any piece of Wand.

    Oh and then there was also this:

    [YT]HdvOfCz6_tk[/YT]


    BJ was a natural born fighter. Not an athlete. That's what separates the older generation from today's fighters.
     
  6. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,973
    Likes Received:
    1,375
    Location:
    Netherrealm
    Wasn't there also talk of BJ fighting Shammy at HW?
    BJ via RNC after boxing Ken up and defending every takedown with some aerial tricks.
     
  7. RoosterVerde Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Bark Town
    wow didnt expect that to be so onesided
     
  8. Jblizzle Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    8,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    I love the K-1 channel on YouTube it's one of the best channels I've come across
     
  9. Timewave zero Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    That was beautiful destruction.
     
  10. Fight Gone Bad Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    If BJ comes out and does this to Frankie...it would take away the sting of Anderson getting KTFO. Theres a reason Anderson calls BJ a great. He is one of the last great "fighters"
     
  11. cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,602
    Likes Received:
    479
    Location:
    Reppin' the 902
    I don't know how many people know this, and I don't have a source readily available, but apparently when BJ re-signed with the UFC, his contract was to fight GSP, and if he won, Hughes for the title, and then Rich Franklin at 185 for the title. Obviously that all changed when he lost to GSP, but that's some big balls to say you wanted to fight the champ in two divisions back to back preceeded by what he thought was the toughest challenge at WW.
     
  12. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    24,391
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    Gotta appreciate Bangs desperation punches from bottom. Heart.
     
  13. Fraz Deadlines(Thoughtful)

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    12,767
    Likes Received:
    784
    Yep he earned that title when he beat lw legend bang ludwig
     
  14. ironfist05 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    13,302
    Likes Received:
    76
    Fun fact: coming into this fight Bang Ludwig was ranked by many as the #1 LW in the world.

    2004 was BJ's year for a reason

    The bang fight was at WW, but...
     
  15. HappyHaHa** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Moo
    I remember hearing that back in those days (I probably read it on here somewhere). Don't know if it's true or not either, but I can believe it.

    And I clearly remember Dana saying BJ wanted Anderson, and Dana had to keep telling him no you're too small.

    And I think Gomi was ranked #1 LW when BJ destroyed him too.

    BJ is a prime example of a fighters record not telling the whole story. BJ had one of the greatest, most diverse careers out of any mma fighter so far.
     
  16. HappyHaHa** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Moo
    PositiveBalance where u at?! :icon_lol:
     
  17. Jblizzle Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    8,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    Naa Gomi was coming off a loss to Hellboy when he faught Bj I think Gomi didn't become #1 till a couple of years later
     
  18. HappyHaHa** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Moo
    Ah, u may be right, it's been awhile.


    BJ stomping Gomi was still impressive though :D
     
  19. ironfist05 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    13,302
    Likes Received:
    76
    actually, due to the controversial nature of Hansen/Gomi, many sources at the time had Gomi still ranked #1 if I remember correctly
     
  20. Jblizzle Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    8,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    Hell yea it was
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.