Pink_Belt Posted November 22, 2010 Report Share Posted November 22, 2010 Contrary to popular belief, BJ Penn didn?t win the fight? Matt Hughes lost it. ?What is the difference?? I hear you say ? Good question. Well, it goes like this. Matt Hughes came into the fight knowing it would be a grappling struggle. His stand up is far superior to BJ (and indeed most of the welterweight division ? barring of course Amir Sadollah)? so BJ wouldn?t stand and trade. And we all know Hawaiians get claustrophobic is the clinch? so BJ would pull guard in any clinch / dirty boxing situation. ? So he knew that the fight would be won and lost on the ground. Being a ground fight, Matt was instantly on the back foot due to the Andy Irons death. ?What does that have to do with anything? I hear you say ? Again Good question. Well A.I was a Hawaiian and a close personal friend of BJ?s. A.I?s untimely death earlier this month was reported to be due to a methadone overdose. However this is ridiculous as we all know that surfers don?t do drugs. So the real story is, BJ choked A.I. out using a new choke that doesn?t even have a name yet ... I know AWESOME. Apparently its like a go-go plata combined with a one-armed D?arce choke. Anywho being a new move, BJ wasn?t sure when to let go and A.I never had a chance to tap. Apparently Matt would have bee able to defend the new choke if Kyle Watson was available to train with him at the H.I.T. Squad in the lead up to the fight. However, due to TUF s12 commitments, Kyle was unable to prepare Matt for the move. Fearing this move and its deathly consequences, Matt Hughes threw the fight in the first 23 seconds by pretending to be knocked out by a glancing blow. So there it is? Matt Hughes lost it, BJ didn?t win it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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