Furiousmat Posted November 21, 2010 Report Share Posted November 21, 2010 I said someone on this forum say that if BJ won the fight against Hughes, people would go nuts and say "The true BJ is back! this BJ would destroy edgar! etc." Now let's see what happened.. BJ won the fight, everyone is believing the hype, (as planned) and even better, BJ gets a fight against Fitch, which Dana claims it will put the winner "in the mix" for contention. I must admit that I was definitly surprised by how great BJ looked yesterday. After the first punch he looked too fast for Hughes. BJ came in great shape, and that's good. We know that if BJ comes in shape, he can be a great fighter, but we never know if he's gonna come looking like a trained fighter or like the fat kid on the block. Now as much as BJ did a great job don't you guys think that a fight to be put in the mix of WW title contention is a bit prematurate? BJ won 1 fight, coming off 2 losses. Who did he win this fight against. Yes it was Matt Hughes, but a Matt Hughes that isn't fighting for competition anymore. It's a Matt Hughes who still sells fights but who had been lately competing more for fun than from an ambition to ever reach the title again. His last 3 wins were Serra, Renzo Gracie and Almaida. I'm not trying to take anything away from Hughes but just to show that although he has been a force in the WW division in the past, Hughes isn't the top of the ladder anymore and his appearant "come back" doesn't really mean as much as some people would think... - Serra : 3 fights since GSP. 1 win, 2 losses. - Renzo Gracie : His last fight was 3 years before he fought hughes and it was against Frank Shamrock, who he beat by DQ... - Almaida : Decent fighter, good late performances, but not top competition. Yet the most significant win for Hughes recently.. Now. BJ comes in and puts Hughes away decisively.. But after coming off 2 losses. So BJ's last win is decisive but against a fighter who is way past his prime but has a big name, coming off 2 losses against an undersized undedog... So congrats Penn, but I'm not buying the hype. If he does put Fitch away as decisively I'll have to believe. But I think it's hilarious how so many people just jump on the train so quickly. 1 win coming off 2 losses and there you go, BJ'S BACK. If anyone else had done that to Hughes yesterday, coming from 2 losses, he would never have been put back in the contention mix as quickly. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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