Dana White on BJ Penn - "He Wanted to Fight Randy Couture"

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  1. Sansnom

    Sansnom Silver Belt

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    Reporter asks Dana if he used to have a problem with guys challenging fighters in other weight classes and uses BJ Penn as an example.

    "Let's put this in perspective, BJ Penn was 155 pounds and that's before we had lighter divisions and he wanted to fight at heavyweight"

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    "When you talk about a real fighter, BJ Penn is old school from the old mold and BJ literally wanted to fight everybody that was out there. And I respect that, but there are limits'

    Crazy to think a LW like BJ would want to fight Randy Couture.

    They don't make em like they used to.
     
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    The funny thing about BJ is he would as well, he's a crazy mother fucker, he fought Lyoto lol, what a legend <mma4>
     
  3. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    BJ wanted to fight Wanderlei when he was in K-1

    i mean he would have got slaughtered and it would have been nice to watch but he definitely isn't one of them chickens who cry and dodge

    it's anyplace anytime
     
  4. Sansnom

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    It's no surprise his record is as bad as it is. He was not the most disciplined fighter and fought anyone regardless of size. His record really doesn't reflect how good he actually was.
     
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    What an animal. He fought like half his career against much bigger guys. Hughes, Machida, Rory, Nick Diaz, Fitch, GSP ect are all much larger
     
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    What an animal. He fought like half his career against much bigger guys. Hughes, Machida, Rory, Nick Diaz, Fitch, GSP ect are all much larger
     
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    BJ could very well win that fight.
     
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    He would have teeped the tummy
     
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  9. HNIC215

    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    BJ Penn was a beast in his prime...
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    BJ would have KOed Randy stiff and become a 3 weight world champion.
     
  11. Yari

    Yari ななせまる

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    Was he motivated then though? Or was this just the fat version of him that just did not feel like cutting down at all.
     
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    would he have though? his fight against Machida was very close and he was inches away from winning It had he not tired In the last round.
     
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    Lol? no.
     
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    Of the top of my head the man beat Hughes, Florian, shrek, pulver, Caol Uno, gomi, fought Edgar, Gsp, machida. Went from lw to lhw (and he was a natural fw). I say his record pretty accurately describes how God damn amazing the man is.
     
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    Lol? no.
     
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    He fought the dude who ktfo Couture at HW
     
  17. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    He actually also asked to fight Fujita in Japan, and got Machida...


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  18. Pingu

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    Under the right circumstances he could! And no grease allowed!
     
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    Usually when people talk about this kind of stuff you can pretty much guarantee it's bullshit but BJ is a different breed, there's no doubt in my mind he would have fought Randy if given the opportunity. BJ took a 220 pound Machida to a decision.
     
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    Lol! Yes.
     
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    However it reflects what a ballsy fighter he was

    Dan Henderson is another in this mold, but faired a bit better with wins over Nog and Fedor - still lost to Shields doe
     
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    Let's not forget he outstruck and beat the piss outta the "best striking coach in the world", Duane Ludwig.
     
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    BJ is the only fighter all of my friends agree on and like. We respect that type of mentality here in New Zealand.
     
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    Would have been a good fight imo. Couture said BJ was extremely difficult to take down, and we know how good he was on the ground. His boxing would have kept him in the fight standing, too.
     
  26. RampageFaction

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    Machida was a heavyweight when they fought. People forget that. Machida gassed him out with size but BJ held his own.
     
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    Machida was a heavyweight when they fought. People forget that.
     
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    Bj is a perfect example of why weight classes exist. He’s a god damn animal and deserves all the props in the world, but his record is the way it is from going up and fighting bigger guys. When he was in his prime and fought at lw, he wrecked everybody, but lost most of the higher weight fights he took. His skills were amazing but when you fight a guy as big as Rory who is very skilled as well, you’re gonna take some L’s.
     
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    They don't make them like bj anymore .
     
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    people forget that the only time Penn was ever knocked down was by Rodriguez, think about that. He fought all these bigger guys and was knocked down one time in his career.
     

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