Gaethje vs prime Penn

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  1. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    I know a significant amount of you will immediately roast me and nuthugg BJ.

    But........Justin has legit wrestling skills, he just never uses them because he loves to bang. BJ obviously has the cleaner boxing, but Justin has a superhuman chin+willpower and BJ is not a power hitter. Justin also has devastating leg kicks.

    Who would you pick in this bloody, violent, battle of wills?
     
  2. pick999 Gold Belt

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  3. thewilks Blue Belt

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    Prime Penn might be the best evah, so I have to go with Penn. The reason being that there never really was a Prime Penn...because the dude was lazy an beat people with sheer talent & rage.
     
  4. TeTe I know your kind and I know what you're up to Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    BJ, obviously
     
  5. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    how is it obvious doh?
     
  6. yookfarb Red Belt

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    Gaethje could drag Penn into deep waters and drown him... but he'd probably end up getting his ass beat for 5 rounds like Diego Sanchez
     
  7. VERBAL-FEDOR Banned Banned

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    Prime Penn was a tough SOB....cardio was most always an issue tho.
     
  8. VERBAL-FEDOR Banned Banned

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    Best evah? Penn? You must be Hawaiian....
     
  9. RoyJonesJr Carti Season

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    Penn was a crazy mofo that just loved to scrap

    But I'll go with Justin via 4th round stoppage after Penn gasses.
     
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  10. YOLOGOGOPLATA 4x Champ Belt

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    Never considered this fight before. I think it's safe to say it's one of the all time best hypotheticals tho. The Just Bleed God approves of your post (he told me so). I thought about picking Gaethje but I think Penn's BJJ would be the difference maker. Even if Justin decided to take it to the ground instead of bang it out, BJ is dangerous off his back. I think it would a closer fight than many may think.
     
  11. DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    Honestly BJ wouldn't make it to top 5 in the current stacked LW division. However I feel he could match up favorably against Gaethje so I would lean towards Penn.
     
  13. FreddieRoachsVoice Purple Belt

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    Who the hell has Gaethje beat to make you think he'd last against Penn? Make your arguments for one of the top guys against Penn maybe but Gaethje is still completely unproven against top competition despite his gaudy record IMHO. Also, lol @ saying Penn was not a power hitter. Stopping Sean Sherk > anything Gaethje will ever do in his career combined
     
  14. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    my mans, stopping sherk does not mean BJ has freak knock out power. Let me ask you a serious question, who do you think hits harder, BJ or Michael Johnson?
     
  15. GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    LOL

    justin beats an overrated guy in Vick (and prior to that has been ko'd in his last few fights) and whose skills set amounts to letting guys tire themselves out from punching him.

    And suddenly he is a world beater.
     
  16. The Blob Banned Banned

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    Lol

    Would look exactly like BJ vs Diego, except Homer wouldn't make it to the 5th. He'd get beaten down and murked inside 3.
     
  17. moreorless87 Straba

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    I'd pick BJ to land on him and be able to take any shots he lands but I spose you could argue if this doesn't happen in the first 10 mins(not automatically a finish but beating a lot of the fight out of him) then Justin might tire BJ and win a decision.
     
  18. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    literally who said any of what you just said?

    stop the hyperbole, virgin

    theres a difference between being a wold beater, and being able to beat BJ Penn
     
  19. gono btw Rounds...

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    "Honestly BJ wouldn't make it to top 5 in the current stacked LW"


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  20. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    great fight BJ probably sub him in the last round
     

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