Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

B.J. Penn to have cataracts surgery, isn't sure if he'll fight again

Print  
Posted By Message

FastKnockout

$ Impin' Ain't Easy $

FastKnockout Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,907
Career:1,786-990
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,681
Former two-division champion B.J. Penn will undergo surgery to repair eye damage from cataracts this week.

Link

Post #1   2/11/13 11:18:27PM   

george112

The Playground OG

george112 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,355
Career:1,237-808
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
1,057
I think he should hang em up. That or not really call out elite welterweights. That fight wasnt even competitive. I dont want to see bj take any more beatings like that.

_______________________________________
Ron Paul 2016

Post #2   2/11/13 11:36:09PM   

Budgellism

Randy

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,820
Career:2,828-1,619
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,793
At this point I think he should call it quits. He took a brutal beating in his last fight and at 170 he hasn't found much success in the last few years. 2 wins over Matt Hughes and a draw with Fitch will only get you so far. Either take one more stab at 155 or call it a day.

_______________________________________

Post #3   2/11/13 11:40:41PM   

jay98107

MMA Sensei

jay98107 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,044
Career:2,857-1,596
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
267
155 or bust. As his athleticism fades he just can't hang with guys that much bigger than him.

Post #4   2/12/13 6:08:40AM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,880
Career:2,460-1,306
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
921
155 or retire are the options
He is still young but now on the downside of his career
I don't wanna see him go lidell on us

Post #5   2/12/13 9:43:37AM   

sparky

AV BET Record: 40-9

sparky Avatar
19
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,728
Career:2,788-1,528
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Team Fry Guy
Chips:
1,058

Posted by prozacnation1978

155 or retire are the options
He is still young but now on the downside of his career
I don't wanna see him go lidell on us




Liddell always went out swinging nothing wrong with that

Post #6   2/12/13 10:00:42AM   

airkerma

KE Released in MAtter

airkerma Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,798
Career:1,048-608
Joined:Jan 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,105
I agree with 155 or bust. This is a relatively minor surgery, and I could be wrong, but I don't think this really even compares with Belcher's detached retina.

_______________________________________

Post #7   2/12/13 11:11:43AM   

Poor_Franklin

Slight Reach Advantage

Poor_Franklin Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,161
Career:1,526-871
Joined:Jun 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,401
i just dont think BJ cares enough anymore. Retire & make a living training future prodigies.

_______________________________________
Never Trust A Man Who Does Not Make All Of His Picks

Post #8   2/12/13 12:16:42PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,961
Career:2,617-1,666
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,033
I just don't think his heart is really in it anymore...if you don't love it, leave it.

Post #9   2/12/13 5:57:54PM   

Svartorm

Hammer of the Gods

Svartorm Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,188
Career:2,077-1,253
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
861

Posted by airkerma

I agree with 155 or bust. This is a relatively minor surgery, and I could be wrong, but I don't think this really even compares with Belcher's detached retina.



I used to work at a convenience store near a medical center that did basic surgery like this, and it seems different for everyone. Some people were right back to normal right away and some said they were worse than they started for months. Same with lasik back then too.

_______________________________________
All brave men with hearts of war, ride the path of mighty Thor.

DREAM 1 - 2nd in Pts
Cage Rage 23 - 6th in Pts
Secondary League Season 3 - 12th in Pts
Secondary League Season 7 - 16th in Wagers
Primary League Season 7 - 26th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 6 - 30th in Pts
Secondary League Season 1 - 31st in Pts
Primary League Season 6 - 39th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 7 - 41st in Pts

Post #10   2/12/13 8:20:39PM   

Poor_Franklin

Slight Reach Advantage

Poor_Franklin Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,161
Career:1,526-871
Joined:Jun 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,401

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by airkerma

I agree with 155 or bust. This is a relatively minor surgery, and I could be wrong, but I don't think this really even compares with Belcher's detached retina.



I used to work at a convenience store near a medical center that did basic surgery like this, and it seems different for everyone. Some people were right back to normal right away and some said they were worse than they started for months. Same with lasik back then too.



Belcher had to lay face down on a massage table for around 20 hours a day for a few weeks.
not too familiar w/ cataracts surgery, but never heard of anyone having to go through what belcher did post-surgery after cataracts surgery. if im wrong, please tell me.

_______________________________________
Never Trust A Man Who Does Not Make All Of His Picks

Post #11   2/12/13 9:23:43PM   

Svartorm

Hammer of the Gods

Svartorm Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,188
Career:2,077-1,253
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
861
Yeah, Joe Soto had the same issue after the Warren fight, and Lamont Brewster had four surgeries and is completely blind in that eye from the same thing. Eyeballs are a motherfucker.

_______________________________________
All brave men with hearts of war, ride the path of mighty Thor.

DREAM 1 - 2nd in Pts
Cage Rage 23 - 6th in Pts
Secondary League Season 3 - 12th in Pts
Secondary League Season 7 - 16th in Wagers
Primary League Season 7 - 26th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 6 - 30th in Pts
Secondary League Season 1 - 31st in Pts
Primary League Season 6 - 39th in Wagers
Secondary League Season 7 - 41st in Pts

Post #12   2/13/13 12:41:50PM   

Goatenstein

In Full Mount

1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:737
Career:821-544
Joined:Apr 2012
Chips:
141

Posted by Svartorm

Yeah, Joe Soto had the same issue after the Warren fight, and Lamont Brewster had four surgeries and is completely blind in that eye from the same thing. Eyeballs are a motherfucker.

You mean Lamon Brewster, former WBO heavyweight champion? Calvin Brock's career was also ended by eye injury.

Post #13   2/13/13 2:57:08PM