Jamhet Posted November 19, 2010 Report Share Posted November 19, 2010 So, BJ Penn is a pure lightweight. He weighs 165lbs now and cuts little for his fights at LW. That's his natural size, that's the body he has. But when a challenge comes from a higher weight division - he takes it! Because he wants to test himself against the best, regardless of having a huge disadvantage. He's a warrior who wouldn't say no to a challenge. He's fighting Matt Hughes, who is a huge WW. Hughes prolly cuts from around 190-195lbs (like GSP does). But BJ doesn't chicken out, he just goes for it. It's a shame that GSP wouldn't have the balls to fight someone at MW unless he has a weight advantage over that guy (like he has against everybody at WW). The ridiculous thing is that GSP is already as big as any MW out there. He weighs 195lbs for his WW fights (and prolly walks around bigger), which is already 10lb over the 185lbs MW limit (!). Whereas, Penn is gonna fight Hughes being 5lbs under the 170lbs WW limit [sic!]. And those are the fighters I admire: Penn going to WW (or even HW, when he fought Machida!), Silva going to LHW to fight Griffin, Fedor fighting larger guys most of his career. That's the spirit of a true warrior. Back in the old days, a man had to fight whoever he needed to defend his people/family from. If the guy who wanted to kill you was bigger than you, then too bad, you had to face the adversity and overcome it. You had to be a man. BJ Penn, I salute you. ---- Did you see Penn and Hughes at the press conference [Dana's blog video]? Hughes dwarfed Penn. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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