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The Trilogy: Hughes-Penn 3 Confirmed For UFC 123

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Hughes said he wanted to take the rest of the year off to Hunt and training for this fight he will miss 2/3 of the illinois hunting season. If he was going to take the rest of the year off to hunt, it's hard to imagine that he'd miss the first firearms season in illi. no hunter wants to miss opening morning.

With Penn's recent performance I think this fight will go the same as their last fight. Hughes will be able to take Penn down and probably get another TKO win. I would like to see Penn come out fired up and look like he wants to be in the octagon, unlike when he entered the octagon in his last fight, he just looked gloomy and lik ehe didn't want to be there. I hope Penn can turn his luck around, but only time will tell.

Post #16   9/14/10 4:39:56AM   

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Posted by cowcatcher

its the single most dominant guy in one weight class against the most often mentioned in P4P discussions as far as UFC goes!!! please explain what isnt to like here...



I think Huges has been passed by GSP and Anderson as far a single most dominant in one weight class. To ne honest I really don't like the thought of BJ getting a win at 170. Next thing you know he wants to stay there and its just not the place for him.

Post #17   9/14/10 7:43:00AM   

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After his submission win over Almeida, I was disappointed to hear that Hughes wouldn't be fighting until next year. Now he's fighting in 2 months, in Detroit, AND it's the trilogy against BJ?! I'm stoked for sure! Should be one hell of a fight.

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No two great fighters should stay at one and one against each other if it can be helped. Good that it's happening.

Penn will win, then beat Guida, then get a shot at new champ Maynard.

Post #19   9/14/10 9:25:50AM   

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Posted by JuggaloWarrior878

i cant believe the non-excitement, i am beyond pumped. Been waiting 4 years to see this go down.



Same here...I will attending UFC 123, my first UFC event

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I thought it would be hughes
No one for penn to fight at lightweight at the moment
Doesn't make sense but I knew a trilogy was bound to happen
Gotta go with penn. But. Just watch
If penn wins and serra wins this month
You will see a penn vs serra rematch happen

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A year ago I would have laughed at you if you told me part 3 would happen. BJ was beyond dominant and Hughes looked like he was done. However, Now it again makes sense for them to match-up with Hughes coming off 3 wins and BJ 2 losses.

This fight could go either way. I'm leaning towards BJ right now, but who knows? I didn't think Hughes would choke Almedia Unconscious, Finish a fighter (albeit Renzo Gracie) on the feet, or comeback against Serra. Hughes has huge belief in himself and a championship heart. Both fighter's skills speak for themselves, and both know how to win big fights. Both have a win over each other and a loss to each other. MAN, I AM EXCITED FOR THIS FIGHT!

If hughes wins this fight, he should get a WW title shot, hands down...

I cannot believe this will be the CO-MAIN event. Yeah, Machida/Rampage is a huge fight between former Champs, but not like this fight. This has two multiple time champs with cemented legacies. Hughes is a hall-of-famer, and BJ will be one day. Both guys desperately need this fight, and oh by the way...ANy third fight of a trilogy between two former champs and future hall of famers should be in the Main event.

It will make me sad if this remains the co-main event.

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co main event is respectful and financially smart-

My fear is that BJ just doesnt want to cut weight-

the sherk- Florian- and Sanchez diego was a beast at 55- he was mean cut hungry and pumped up- not so much VS Frankie...

if bj is in shape and not too pudgy maybe a nice 165... he should Handle business with Hughes...

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i think BJ takes this one. not super pumped for this fight but it is a good one and i'll watch for sure.

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The only fight at WW I want to see BJ in. Hopefully this is a one-time trip to WW.

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I'm always happy to see Hughes lose, and I'm always happy to see BJ Penn beat up Matt Hughes so this will be a nice treat for me.

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Gotta say i cant wait for this fight!! I am not a fan of either guy, but am going to be rooting for a hughes GnP beatdsown for sure!!!!!!

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i don't understand why a lot of you guys aren't pumped for this fight. the score will get settled, Matt proved that he is more than just relevant, and we get to see some more bad blood (although it isn't as bad as it used to be). i can't wait to see this happen, as it has so many implications: was Matt's last win a fluke, is Matt just the WW Randy Couture, is BJ's TD defense not as good as we thought, have high level wrestlers caught up to BJ's skills? all these can be answered plus a win over BJ really puts Hughes in an interesting spot and if BJ wins he can get his confidence back.

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I like it. Im sure both want the rubber match to happen.

War BJ, i expect him to take this handily.

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Posted by postman
I think Huges has been passed by GSP and Anderson as far a single most dominant in one weight class. To ne honest I really don't like the thought of BJ getting a win at 170. Next thing you know he wants to stay there and its just not the place for him.


I respectfully disagree.......While Anderson Silva is definately the most dominant Champion in the UFC's History (7 straight title defenses 5 by finish plus his 6 other wins intertwined in that time), Hughes definately has GSP beat IMO. Hughes has 5 straight title defenses (4 finishes) while GSP has 4 straight title defenses (1 finish). Hughes has 45 wins at WW (35 finishes) against 7 losses in his career, GSP has 20 wins (13 finishes) against 2 losses in his career. Now GSP has more recent wins with a great list of the recent "who's who" in the UFC, Hughes has a legacy that only the numb can ignore.

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