BJ Penn went out on a losing streak because he didn't fight at 155.

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  1. PrincesaZelda

    PrincesaZelda White Belt

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    I don't understand why everyone is suddenly acting like BJ Penn is terrible. If most fighters went and fought outside of their natural weight class and lost, I think that would be expected.

    Example: If Anderson Silva had moved up to 205 to fight Jon Jones, most people would have favored Jon Jones because of the size differences. If GSP moved up to fight Anderson Silva most people would have picked Anderson Silva because of the size difference.

    I don't understand why people are acting like BJ Penn fell off when in reality it was obvious that he should never have been fighting at 170 or 145. I have no doubt if he stayed at 155 he could have continued to win a lot of fights against top tier opponents.
     
  2. LikeItIs

    LikeItIs Red Belt

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    That's some deep fuckin' insight bro. Did you think it up all by yourself?
     
  3. Chules

    Chules @UVEE'S BESTIE

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    oh.
     
  4. PrincesaZelda

    PrincesaZelda White Belt

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    please don't call me "bro"
     
  5. Fugazi

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    Nick Diaz, Frankie Edgar and Rory McDonald are the "Jon Jones'" of their divisions ?
    He lost because he turned that career corner and was simply outmatched.

    I mis read the thread a bit with that above answer but it still stands that he just lost a step and isn't the same fighter he once was.
     
  6. Kalmah

    Kalmah Gold Belt

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    So, what about the losing streak at 155?
     
  7. riitzni

    riitzni Silver Belt

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    ahahahahahahaha

    Are you trying to say that BJ would have had a long and productive career dating to now if he had stayed at 155? That he didn't lose a step or lack any motivation?

    Because you're out of your goddamn mind.

    He went up to 170 because he didn't want to train very hard and he got fucking wrekt by people who did. As much as I don't like him, Nick Diaz is not a lazy fighter. And Rory Mac? Calling out GSP's protege? Great idea. Then he followed a superior fighter in Frankie Edgar to a lower weight class and horribly fucked up his cut en route to one of the most savage beatings ever seen in the UFC.

    Didn't fall off. What the hell are you smoking.
     
  8. RoeJogan

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    He didn't progress as MMA evolved. His standup and his BJJ were no longer a threat to anybody good.
     
  9. Sammy Bananas

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    Bee shay pin is da bess. Is normal.
     
  10. LikeItIs

    LikeItIs Red Belt

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    Sorry brah.
     
  11. Coyotexx***

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    don't be a fool, everyone knows Blowjob fell of because he was lacking motivation
     
  12. RockShox1**

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    BJ went out on a losing streak because he didn't take the sport seriously and the competition surpassed him
     
  13. Bad Romance

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    Well he won his last fight a couple days ago. I don't know what he weighed tho.
     
  14. snugglecakes

    snugglecakes Purple Belt

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    relaxin bj is still winning fights, it take it he beat his friend in that hotel room match
     
  15. MuayThaiBX

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    I think he's just a naturally lazy guy (for a pro athlete) who got by on natural talent and youth. When he got older and other fighters came up with much more talent than those in MMA during BJ's prime - he had no chance to succeed at the highest level. The divisions he lorded over during his prime were far from stacked. He was sort of a big fish in a small pond (notwithstanding going up to 170 and choking out Hughes - by far his best win).
     
  16. tasticles

    tasticles Red Belt

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    nahh most fighters go out on a losing streak because their heart just isn't in it anymore and they are given elite competition when it should have been a lower tier guy. Most don't know when to quit to leave on a high note.
     
  17. Ottawaguy

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    And yet some people criticize GSP for leaving on top.

    I hate seeing guys go out like BJ and Chuck. Props to GSP for going out on his own terms.
     
  18. CageSage

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    The last Frankie Edgar fight wasn't just bad, it looked like he had never been in a pro fight honestly.
     

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