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BJ Penn retires.


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So bummed.

 

I hope he comes to his senses and returns. HE could go back down to LW to fight some of the up and comers there.

 

I don't think Penn is the type of fighter that wants to be used as a potential "measuring stick" for up-and-comers, he wants to be world champion but he can't anymore with his terrible cardio.

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I still think he has got it.

 

He went with a bad game plan IMO.

 

He gassed also which didnt help.

 

yeah i just wish he would get his heart back in to training i mean he wanted to fight GSP again and if he would of beat Diaz im sure he would of got it he really needs to rethink all of this

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yeah i just wish he would get his heart back in to training i mean he wanted to fight GSP again and if he would of beat Diaz im sure he would of got it he really needs to rethink all of this

 

I was suprised also. On all the countdown shows he says his cardio was better then ever,

so I expected not to gas.

 

Guess it wasnt up to par.

 

Plus he should of gone for more TD's.

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But that has been his same gameplan for pretty much every fight since the Sanchez fight' date=' and his cardio is never going to improve.[/quote']

 

He does use his jab well.

 

BUT combo's were lacking... Badly.

 

I dont get how his cardio is always rotten when he has so many coaches - :(

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I was actually discussing this during the fight. Maybe not him retiring, but him being a little out of it. I think he's lost it a little. Not to where he can't contend, but to where he can't be lazy and still be successful. He's not a prodigy anymore, he's human now.

 

And despite my dislike towards him, I've always respected him as a fighter. I will never like you BJ, but you are one hell of a ****ing fighter.

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I was actually discussing this during the fight. Maybe not him retiring' date=' but him being a little out of it. I think he's lost it a little. Not to where he can't contend, but to where he can't be lazy and still be successful. He's not a prodigy anymore, he's human now.

 

And despite my dislike towards him, I've always respected him as a fighter. I will never like you BJ, but you are one hell of a ****ing fighter.[/quote']

 

IMO he could still beat 80 % of the division.

 

& I dont get how his cardio was so shot.:mad:

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Me either' date=' you could tell in the first he was tired. It's a shame too, he was doing some damage.[/quote']

 

True. He won the 1st well, then when I saw him

between round 1 & 2 he was already breathing heavy &

with his mouth open...

 

I thought uh oh... Surely he trained for cardio better this time.

 

Obviously he didnt.

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True. He won the 1st well' date=' then when I saw him

between round 1 & 2 he was already breathing heavy &

with his mouth open...

 

I thought uh oh... Surely he trained for cardio better this time.

 

Obviously he didnt.[/quote']

 

Yep, and sad to say, the Prodigy is done. Maybe after some peace and family time he'll change his mind.

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I don't know if BJ's actually going to retire. He could use a couple extra bucks and he could still go the route of taking 'interesting fights'

 

He's got a chin like a brick. A solid game all around. And beat a guy undefeated for years twice his size convincingly for 1 round out of 3. BJ is far from done. You just can't expect to be top dog forever.

 

If he retires though he's had a great career with ups and downs.

 

I would love to see BJ get in real shape for once, drop down to 145 and give Jose Aldo the ride of his mother****ing life.

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I don't know if BJ's actually going to retire. He could use a couple extra bucks and he could still go the route of taking 'interesting fights'

 

He's got a chin like a brick. A solid game all around. And beat a guy undefeated for years twice his size convincingly for 1 round out of 3. BJ is far from done. You just can't expect to be top dog forever.

 

If he retires though he's had a great career with ups and downs.

 

I would love to see BJ get in real shape for once' date=' drop down to 145 and give Jose Aldo the ride of his mother****ing life.[/quote']

 

Well said. I agree.

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Highly doubt this is the last time we see BJ snter the Octagon. I expect a long vacation, and a return to lightweight when the landscape changes a little bit.

 

Well to be more specific once Frankie Edgar loses the belt. I sense BJ will get a tune up/#1 contender's fight at LW, then he'll be thrown right back into another title fight against Gilbert Milendez who I presume will be champion by around that time.

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Highly doubt this is the last time we see BJ snter the Octagon. I expect a long vacation' date=' and a return to lightweight when the landscape changes a little bit.

 

Well to be more specific once Frankie Edgar loses the belt. I sense BJ will get a tune up/#1 contender's fight at LW, then he'll be thrown right back into another title fight against Gilbert Milendez who I presume will be champion by around that time.[/quote']

 

Do you realize how ape **** things would be around here if that happened? A fanboy army of apocolyptic number would rise up and lay waste to any known logic that still stands.

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