With B.J., you have to keep him motivated. Hopefully after that performance he does see me as a threat and sees it as a potential great fight. I wanted to let him know that I was there and that’s how I feel about him…. I know I have a lot to learn and a lot to still improve upon, but at the end of the day, B.J. Penn is human. If he’s human, that means he can be beaten and, with the trainers that I have, I feel that anyone can be beat. I know that I’ll figure out a way to do it.”
Posted by jae_1833
After BJ v GSP I think they both need to defend the belts (if GSP has his) against Florian and Alves respectively. If GSP wins both (and I think he will) then if they want to do GSP v A Silva then I understand. However I think that it would have to be at a catch wiegt of 180lbs. I think it would be cooler if A Silva went ahead and fought at LHW, then defended his belt against Yushin, then anothe LHW fight, then defend against the winner of the TUF coaches. Silva would still have 2 fights left after that which could be a title shot at LHW, and a super fight with GSP....then let the man retire.
Posted by EvenFlow
Even if BJ dosnt win Alves will beat GSP and BJ will maul Kenny worse than Sherk did.
Posted by Wolfenstein
...The wrestling I think is about even...
Posted by Wolfenstein
Kenny has a much better chance than people are giving him. He poses a diffcult challenge for Penn stylistically. I'll probably get burned for this one, but I think Kenny will pull off a major upset.
On the feet Kenny is the more well rounded striker. BJ has some very highly touted boxing skills. I think Kenny's footwork has become outstanding under the tutelage of Delograte as well as his use of the distance. I think BJ will have a difficult time finding the range with his jab.
The wrestling I think is about even. It's the area I think Penn would have to excel at in this fight, because on the mat he is the superior grappler. Kenny is no slouch though, and is a well accomplished grappler in his own right. I don't think he's going to sub Kenny.
This is a much better matchup for Kenny than Sherk was, so I don't think MMA math plays a factor here. Outside of Sherk Kenny's only other losses have really been due to him fighting outside of his weight class.
Cardio-wise I think it's a no-brainer. It would also--I'm sure factor greatly into Kenny's gameplan, and his footwork would compliment this strategy well.
I'm going to o with Kenny for an upset, especially if there are underdog points. I'll probably bet some really money as well, since the odds I think will be at last around 350+.