Come on Xen you created categories that clearly favor GSP one could do the same with BJ.
Balance-BJ Randy Couture said he had a hard time taking BJ down
Drive- BJ initiated the fight I’ll say he wants it more
Mental side- BJ he’s always calm and smooth we have seen GSP fold mentally with the Serra fight
Oh and Bj is coming in shape he wants this fight bad GSP has better mmajiujitsu anyone who belives that is dreaming BJ is the PRODIGY for a reason[/quote]
Except that mine are actually related to fighting and aren’t ambiguous. but fine we can still use them.
debatable. GSP is probably just as flexible as BJ penn we’ve seen no evidence to the contrary. Being flexible just isnt a huge part of his game though. Usually because he’s in top position. When was the last time you saw BJ throw a high kick?
Balance & Dexterity
GSP all the way. GSP is the natural athlete here, and balance/dexterity pretty much sum up what makes someone athletic. Aside from that, he has a much larger toolbox of skills to utilize than BJ. Not only does it “exist”, but he also utilizes it in nearly every fight. Superman jab, superman right cross, to right low kick? Fucking incredible.
LOL! Chael Sonnen wants to fight Anderson Silva that doesn’t mean he has a snowballs chance in hell. I’d love to fight for the lightweight title, and I think I’d beat BJ’s fucking ass.
Say that right now. But there’s a difference between my self confidence talking and REALITY (Reality being that BJ would end my existence). If you’re at that level in the sport having a drive is a prerequisite. No one has ever doubted GSP’s hunger.
Unfortunately I dont know where you got the idea that BJ is a smooth operator all of a sudden. Very few break under pressure like him. Watch the fights he loses, I hate to give an anaysis of something I really don’t know but he almost seems like after he gases that he just doesn’t give a fuck.
Almost bored. Thats conjecture though. I’ll just tell you this, if you don’t come into the fight in shape, that speaks volumes for your “mental” side and for your “drive”. BJ Penn has a history of not being the most prepared version of himself that he could be… and I already addressed the superiority of GSP’s training camp.
And yes GSP’s mma ground game seems to be on par (I wouldn’t go as far to say better, but on par) with BJ’s. IMO the mma ground game is divided into top players and bottom players. If you’re on the bottom you’re in an automatically defensive position, but there’s an assortment of guys that are so good from the bottom that they can flip the script and use it offensively.
BJ Penn is one of those guys. Being in his guard is damn near verbally submitting… Unless you’re a guy like GSP who can more than deal with that shit.
So lets just say
Striking, Ground Game, Physical condition, Mental integrity
Striking- I’d say GSP but to be fair lets say they’re even.
Ground Game- I think they’re even personally but if you gave it to BJ i wouldn’t balk at that result. like you said he’s the fucking prodigy.
physical condition- GSP i don’t even know why you’d argue that.
Mental integrity- GSP. Historically and from what we’ve seen of their training camps.
Again. GSP would come out on top.
But I’d be a fool to bet against BJ Penn. As I stated earlier, all signs point to GSP winning, but that’s just on paper. BJ is like Randy in that betting against him is foolish. He’s lowkey a super sayian or something, if he dug deep enough I don’t think there’s anyone at 155 or 170 that can beat him.
Living up to his potential you have to put him amongst the names Fedor, Anderson Silva & BJ Penn.