Sonny S wrote:
BJ Penn fucked him up, I thought it was a BS decision. GSP won the battle but lost the war. That reminds me, that was a damn good fight, I’ve go to dl it and watch it again.
Oh, and I agree with the avatar comments. Nice one.
I agree with you, I think something’s wrong when the winner takes a trip to the hospital and the loser looks unscathed…but I’m just saying GSP hung in there for 3 rounds against a guy who’s better than Serra in every aspect, especially BJJ, and never got submitted…so I don’t think Serra’s a threat in that regard.
Oh, and everyone seems to love the avatar…it’s a damn shame I don’t know where it’s from, the full version would be EPIC.[/quote]
BJ definitely dominated the first round of that fight, no question about that. But, GSP wised up and realized that he wasn’t going to beat BJ on their feet. So, he changed his tactics and used his wrestling skills to beat BJ on points, aggression and superior conditioning.
Yes, we all love seeing KO’s and submissions, and it would have been great if that fight ended in one of those two ways. But, GSP still fought a smart fight in that case and won via points (which albeit is a less exciting, yet still valid method of winning in MMA).
As far as the upcoming fight, I expect GSP to win (don’t think he’ll underestimate Serra again, and after watching him dismantle Hughes I think he’s better than he’s ever been before), but it would be stupid to think that Serra couldn’t pull off the upset again.
There is also the issue of whether or not Serra has truly full recovered from his injury. If he’s even slightly less on than his potential I see him getting mauled.