Posted by AftaabehEshk
BJ would make Thiago look horrible. I dont get people saying Diego is the easier fight. Thiago has more power, so what. BJ Penn and all the top 10 pound for pound fighters, what do they have in common. Its blatantly obvious. Amazingly obvious. Its their versatility. Why would they have a problem with a guy who is great at one thing, but only so so at others. Cant you see the tougher fight for him is Diego. Cause he's much more versatile than Alves. That's why he'll probably beat Alves and that's why he would give BJ more trouble. He has a chance if the fight goes in different places.
That logic doesn't necessarily work as well as it appears to on the surface. It's true that all of the great fighters have versatility, but that's also why someone who is well rounded but not nearly as good at anything actually poses less of a threat than a person with one major strength. Diego is well rounded, but BJ is much better than him at everything, as a result he's not dangerous to BJ in ANY position. Thiago might be less versatile, but he's so much more dangerous in one area that that one advantage puts him in a better position to win than Diego.
Thinking logically I can't see a single area where Diego could outskill BJ. With Thiago it's conceivable that BJ would lose if the fight stayed standing. I would still put my money on BJ, but there's an obvious possibility for Thiago to win in a particular way. Diego doesn't really have any position where he has a reasonable chance to win.