The Nightmare Has A New Dream

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DCRage
12/17/09 7:19:21PM
And for Diego Sanchez, it's working towards another shot at BJ Penn, probably with a healthy dose of "YES! YES! YES!" "To be honest I’m really f’nnnn pist off I hate losing and am more hungry for victory than ever ... All I can think about is working my way back to earn another shot at Bj Penn. My dream has changed it is no longer just become ufc champion it is to fight Bj Penn again. I will put my heart and soul into this!!! Im on a mission now. All you doubters shut up and watch me!"

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sparky
12/17/09 7:43:28PM
War Diego

Win, lose or draw I'm still rooting for you!!!!!
SamPan
12/17/09 8:07:12PM
Me too. He needs to work on his standup though. It wont get to BJ's level but Diego is better at taking damage so it could be interesting.
fonduktoe
12/17/09 8:48:29PM

Posted by SamPan

Me too. He needs to work on his standup though. It wont get to BJ's level but Diego is better at taking damage so it could be interesting.

how is diego better at taking damage? penn's chin is granite and he's never been knocked down or out. just cause sanchez got hit 200 times more than penn did in their fight doesn't mean he's any better than penn at absorbing hits. if anything penn's ability to NOT get hit is a huge advantage over sanchez.
isk
12/17/09 9:17:47PM
It's going to take a long time for Diego to become a legit threat to Penn. He gives up speed, accuracy, and technique when it comes to offense, and while defensively he can take some hits, his avoidance is nearly nonexistant compared to Penn's quality head movement.

Kid's got heart, but his striking and grappling are years behind.
BigIP
12/17/09 10:11:41PM
I like Diego he has alot of heart and never quits but he got owned by BJ. You can tell a true fighter always wants to fight the people that beat them. It sounds alot like BJ's obsession with fighting GSP again. Diego should concentrate on winning a couple of fights and then hope BJ moves to WW and relinquishes the belt creating an interim title between Diego and Kenny.
sbulldavid
12/17/09 10:19:25PM
WTF is with these pro fighters that don't know how to use a teep. Diego showed survival skills but it was pathetic that he never even tried something different, Diego never even tried to win that fight, much the same as in the Koscheck fight. It was amateur, I used to think it was a foregone conclusion that Diego would be a champion, now I'm really starting to question if he really wants it bad enough.
submissionartist1
12/17/09 11:02:32PM

Posted by sparky

War Diego

Win, lose or draw I'm still rooting for you!!!!!




barely anyone recovers to win after getting rocked like that and Fn Diego hung in there
i had little real respect for either fighter before fight and they both changed my mind but bj will never beat gsp sorry

Kpro
12/17/09 11:25:29PM
I'm as excited for BJ/Diego 2 as I am for BJ/GSP 3
jae_1833
12/17/09 11:44:11PM

Posted by Kpro

I'm as excited for BJ/Diego 2 as I am for BJ/GSP 3



Exactly!! I am game to watch a brutal KO, slick submission, all out war, but one sided fights/uneven match ups don't get me going much. I would have to see a LOT of improvement from Diego to want to see him fight BJ again.
tcunningham
12/17/09 11:48:22PM
Diego got out classed bottom line. what was he like 0-27 for takedowns. i like diego but he just not BJ Penn caliber. his carrer will be over befor he ever gets to that level. Penns just naturally a better fighter. Besides, i dont care about these fighters obsessions for avenging losses, i just want to see good, even, exciting fights.
IriShame
12/18/09 1:12:10AM

Posted by tcunningham

Diego got out classed bottom line. what was he like 0-27 for takedowns. i like diego but he just not BJ Penn caliber. his carrer will be over befor he ever gets to that level. Penns just naturally a better fighter. Besides, i dont care about these fighters obsessions for avenging losses, i just want to see good, even, exciting fights.



Exactly, let's get Diego in there with Kenflo at 155. Now there's a fight that's interesting. A rematch at a different weight class at different points in both fighters careers. Those are the fights I want to see as a fan. Not dudes getting beat the f*ck up.
emfleek
12/18/09 8:42:01AM
I think there are better matchups out there for BJ.

For instance...

1 - A chocolate covered screwdriver.
2 - A turtleneck sweater.
3 - A plastic Wal-Mart bag.
EliasG
12/18/09 10:26:09AM
haha. THat matchup thing is funny. Literally at ltwt right now I think the BEST thing that guys could do is come into the cage with a plate of poi, put it in the opposite side of the octagon and let BJ breathe in the smells. Then lay down when the bell rings so that he can go get some of the food and attack from behind when he's busy eating.

Other than that, I'm not seeing many people challenge him at Ltweight. Diego is very impressive at ltweight and will probably beat everyone in that weight class---maybe even Kflo although I think Kflo has been looking very good lately. But, yeah. I'm not seeing it.

I want Aoki v. Penn honestly. JZ, Kid Yamamoto. Other than that....I don't think anyone matches up. Hanson? Will get KO'd.
emfleek
12/18/09 10:28:10AM

Posted by EliasG

I want Aoki v. Penn honestly. JZ, Kid Yamamoto. Other than that....I don't think anyone matches up. Hanson? Will get KO'd.



Shinya would have to change his name to Shinya KO-ki after fighting BJ. I don't see that being a very competitive fight, honestly.
higdon10
12/18/09 11:27:10AM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by EliasG

I want Aoki v. Penn honestly. JZ, Kid Yamamoto. Other than that....I don't think anyone matches up. Hanson? Will get KO'd.



Shinya would have to change his name to Shinya KO-ki after fighting BJ. I don't see that being a very competitive fight, honestly.



I also think that BJ would crush Aoki.
EliasG
12/18/09 1:40:24PM

Posted by higdon10


Posted by emfleek


Posted by EliasG

I want Aoki v. Penn honestly. JZ, Kid Yamamoto. Other than that....I don't think anyone matches up. Hanson? Will get KO'd.



Shinya would have to change his name to Shinya KO-ki after fighting BJ. I don't see that being a very competitive fight, honestly.



I also think that BJ would crush Aoki.



You are probably right BUT I still want to see it so I don't just conjecture about it. I mean, Aoki will be working hard to go to the ground and Penn probalby won't let him so it will stay up, but there is a part of me that really really wants to see Aoki and rolling....the technical stuff would be wow...
IriShame
12/18/09 8:12:00PM

Posted by EliasG

You are probably right BUT I still want to see it so I don't just conjecture about it. I mean, Aoki will be working hard to go to the ground and Penn probalby won't let him so it will stay up, but there is a part of me that really really wants to see Aoki and rolling....the technical stuff would be wow...



I don't think BJ would even have much trouble with Aoki on the ground. I think he would sub him if it did turn in to a grappling match. But if there is somebody that could at least hang on to make it interesting the grappling department it's probably Shinya.

In reality though, if this fight were to happen, BJ wouldn't f*ck around on the ground he'd just stuff the first take down attempt then knock Aoki's head in to the third row.
soundboy1
12/19/09 1:09:37PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by EliasG

I want Aoki v. Penn honestly. JZ, Kid Yamamoto. Other than that....I don't think anyone matches up. Hanson? Will get KO'd.



Shinya would have to change his name to Shinya KO-ki after fighting BJ. I don't see that being a very competitive fight, honestly.



The only way Penn/Aoki would be fair is if it was a grappling only match....Otherwise Shinya's out cold 2 minutes in... I guess i'm the only crazy person who feels this way but depending on varner/henderson i want to see bj fight Varner. If you've seen the cerrone fight you know that guy is no friggin joke. He's really tough and that's been proven. That's the only guy who will beat BJ a guy who can take a beating and still keep it coming..Cerrone is a good choice as well.The only reason these guys are in the WEC IMO was overcrowding in the UFC's lightweight division....

BJ would still kill any lightweight out there...
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