GSP Showing Much Respect to BJ Penn

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  1. Bewareofdawg

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    GSP considers BJ Penn the 2nd best WW of all time, skill wise, next to himself.





    In a recent interview with Bloody Elbow, “Rush” went over various topics from a rematch with Nick Diaz, to his thoughts on Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor.

    A couple questions came up about GSP’s past opponents. Rush was asked who he considered his toughest opponent.

    “Penn and Condit,” St-Pierre said. “Condit hurt me the most, and then it was mentally a challenge, and Penn also hurt me. People think Hendricks was the toughest, but against Hendricks I was emotionally hurt, that’s what showed on my face. The next day physically I was fine. Against Hendricks I felt I was against the system. I felt the system was corrupted against me, like Dana White was for some reason against me, and I didn’t understand why; I was not trying to put the UFC down, but to bring ‘em up. When I spoke before the fight I wanted to help the sport, I wanted to help the UFC, so that’s what showed, what was emotionally, mentally in my head. I felt the system was against me and I didn’t understand why.”

    When asked about who he considers the best welterweight of all time next to himself, there was only one fighter’s name that “Rush” mentioned twice.

    “Hughes or Penn,” St-Pierre answered. “BJ, when he was a welterweight is probably the most talented, when he was trying. Unfortunately, he was inconsistent, not a hard worker.”



    http://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/geor...st-opponent-considers-best-welterweight-next/
     
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    GSP speaking the truth. Penn could've been the goat if he took mma as serious as someone like Georges
     
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    True that.

    Should have stayed at LW his entire career.
     
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    I've always enjoyed how honest GSP is. I always felt GSP had this mental block that he never really got over with Serra. His finishing rate was insane prior.
     
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    Oh boohoo, was the system against you Georges? Why? Because the fight didn't happen in Montreal? Because you weren't allowed to come in over weight? Because you weren't allowed to grease? What a joke.
     
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    he told hendricks that he was the toughest fight

    gsp changes his mind alot...
     
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    Honest and respectful. And you saw it even after he whooped Penn, he didn't gloat. He got down on his knees to TKO to him on his stool. And was respectful in the post fight in octagon interview.
     
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    He should, he beat him by gift once and by cheating the other time.
     
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    BJ could be GOAT if he was on TRT.

    That would be the best BJ ever.
     
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    GSP would never knowingly cheat. But if you want to put some PED's in his protein shake he won't mind.
     
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    Georges knew BJ was a savage. Explains why he greased in the rematch. He didn't want to get his face torn up again.
     
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    Nick Diaz made BJ Penn look like a pretty average WW imo
     
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    It didnt stop after the fight either. They took his belt and didnt want to let him in the press conference. Where were you?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if BJ was on a beach drinking beers eating hotdogs the weekend before that fight. He was in horrible shape lol You can hear Nate Diaz yelling in the background, calling BJ a little fat baby body haha

    IIRC BJ even looked like he was crying on the way to the cage in his walk-out also.
     
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    My "jealous cunt" radar is beeping.
     
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    Gsp was willing to pay for both his and Hendricks testing and Hendricks declined
    in the end

    GSP was tested through his camp and Hendricks was not
     
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    Why wouldn't it be? You're standing right next to it
     
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    You forgot Because he wasn't allowed to drug Hendricks
     
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