MMA The more I see about this fight, the more excited I get.

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday officially kicked off its media onslaught for the mega-fight between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and lightweight titleholder B.J. Penn. The bout takes place Jan. 31 – Super Bowl weekend – at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.



    That the promotion decided to kick-off the media blitz on one of its most prominent cards of the year – UFC 91 headlined by Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar – is telling in and of itself how much build-up will be put into St. Pierre vs. Penn 2. UFC president Dana White, St. Pierre, and Penn are in Toronto on Tuesday for the second leg in the current push and then on to Waikiki in Hawaii on Friday.



    "These two fought already. They fought to a close split decision. (St. Pierre's) not the fighter he was, (Penn's) not the fighter he was when they fought. They're both in a better place. They're both in their prime," White stated to a room full of reporters at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.



    "B.J. is going to move up and try to take Georges' 170-pound title."



    A title challenge always grabs the attention of fans, but a mega-fight it doesn't necessarily make. St. Pierre's belt on the line isn't what is giving this fight its status and all three men on dais on Saturday know it.



    "Everybody out there says that Georges St. Pierre is the best in the world," said Penn. "Forget the first fight. I want to find out, I want to find out if he is the best in the world."

    St. Pierre had much the same take as Penn, saying, "If you ask somebody who is the best pound-for-pound in the world, a lot of people say it is B.J. Penn. So for me, it is a great challenge as well.



    "When you are a champion in a weight class, you have to fix your goal even higher. I don't want to fight to be champion anymore because I am already champion. I want to fight to become a legend in the sport. That is what this fight will give me."



    Even in this day of strict weight classes, fighters make a habit of bouncing back and forth to fight in different divisions, but never before has the UFC allowed one of its champions to challenge for a title in another weight class while retaining his current belt. That White is willing to allow it to happen is testimony to the import he puts on this fight.



    "Once you win the title and you accomplish so many things in the fight business, then it becomes about legendary status, making your mark, going down as one of the greatest fighters of all time. I think now is the time," stated White.



    "This is the kind of stuff that will make one of these guys a legend."
     
  2. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    i always read GSP quotes with his sexy accent :o

    nohomo? :hsugh:
     
  3. Vito_Corleone

    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    Can't wait.
     
  4. Optamix

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    I do too :hs:
     
  5. .Tim

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    Same.





    Sometimes I masturbate too...............just kidding. I always masturbate.
     
  6. XJ3B

    XJ3B wat

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    i read your posts with a christopher walken accent




    but seriously, fight is gonna be :eek:
     
  7. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    those of you who want to see the actual footage of the interview, it's up on www.ufc.com
     
  8. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    just like to mention that i get a huge nohomo mancrush infatuation on gsp everytime i see him on interviews :o
     
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    penn doesnt deserve a 170lb title shot.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Pacquaio vs DeLahoya is to BJ vs GSP

    is to GSP vs Anderson Silva
     
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    id much rather see penn get mauled by fitch or alves.
     
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    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    did bj ever step up his standup for this fight?
     
  14. whup

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    They're both already legends imo! This fight will be awesome.

    Of course Penn deserves a shot. He's a form welterweight belt holder, 2nd person in the UFC to hold 2 different weight division belts, he holds the lightweight belt, and has already given St Pierre a hell of a close fight before.

    You think someone with those credentials should have to get themselves contender status?! Holding a belt should qualify someone for a title match if they want to move divisions.

    These are 2 of the consensus top-4 pound for pound fighters in the world (with Anderson Silva and Fedor).
     
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    wtf why?!?
     
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    BJ is going to wreck GSP.
     
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    landslide victory
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    skill-wise BJ might have a slight advantage but size is very hard to overcome when they are already close in skill level and well-roundedness.
     
  19. Sylva

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    I don't think they are equal in skill level. I think BJ(this time he's motivated and fighting on more than 3 weeks notice)mops the floor with GSP on the ground and beats him up standing up. Only thing GSP does better is wrestle, which well be fine, he's going to be subbed once the fight hits the floor.
     
  20. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    They should fight at 162 and put BOTH belts on the line. :noes:
     
  21. adrenalin112

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    what did he last do at 170?

    lose to gsp, lose to hughes. thats why.

    if he wants to fight at 170, then he should have to go through, any or all of hughes, kos, fitch, alves.

    you dont see anderson fighting forrest for the 205 belt. and that dude is just as deserving.
     
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    gsp isnt getting to 162.
     
  23. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    I totally agree.


    Why was BJ allowed to challenge GSP but Silva can't do the same?
     
  24. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Silva doesnt want to fight for the 205 title and has said he'd turn down the opportunity if it was presented.
     
  25. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Oh, thanks checkii. I guess that solves that lol.

    Maybe he just doesn't want to give Rich Franklin nightmares anymore. :wtc:
     

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