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    Edgar V Penn III

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    efils_god
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    Edgar V Penn III

    Post  efils_god on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:30 pm

    Seems these two are lined up to coach TUF, and then fight at FW at the end.

    Didn't see that coming!!

    Thoughts??
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    Re: Edgar V Penn III

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:21 pm

    I wanted to see BJ move to FW, ever since WEC fighters came across. He'll have to get into shape and that can only be a good thing. It certainly adds a different slant to a third match up (as I couldn't see him beating Edgar at 155), there's so many good fights for him at that weight as well (IMO one of the deepest weight categories in the UFC), the more I think about it, the more it excites me actually.
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    Re: Edgar V Penn III

    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:58 pm

    This is one that came proper out of the blue,completely shocked by this announcement.

    what will this be,he's will have fought in every MMA division apart from HW and BW,that's a crazy 60lb swing in weight classes Shocked 

    I'm praying this will be a new chapter in BJ greatness,but I can't help doubting that he has the commitment to make 145 the right way,where he looks good,feels comfortable,and becomes a real force in that division and not just a one fight,lets see how it goes kind of thing.

    I hope I'm wrong,but i'll be backing Frankie in another 5 rounder,as I think BJ is going to struggle conditioning wise at FW and will be dead tired after 3 rounds.

    I hope he's been planning this while he's been out,and has already started working himself into some sort of condition,to prepare himself for it.

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    Re: Edgar V Penn III

    Post  GSPfan11 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:34 pm

    The 1 fight I wanted to see more than any other when the WEC fighters came over was Penn vs Aldo! If he can get motivated - which if he's prepeared to fight at 145 shows he is and is close to being 'the prodigy' again, then we could have the biggest fight in UFC history! Certainly a fight that would excite me more than any other (vs Aldo)

    However having said all that, it's hard to forget his recent performances. Granted they've been against bigger guys at 170, but he's not done anything since knocking out Hughes which really doesn't count for much these days.

    Frankie should win on points, but if the BJ that fought Sanchez turns up its his fight to win.
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    Re: Edgar V Penn III

    Post  Mryzyz on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:40 pm

    I don't think Penn is willing to train in the necessary manner to be competitive.

    He deludes himself instead.
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:03 pm

    Really don't like the idea of this seems unnecessary especially for Frankie.
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    Re: Edgar V Penn III

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:49 pm

    Cool to see Penn is putting in a propper training camp, a lot of the old stars are stuck in their ways, Shogun, Fedor etc.. refused to move with the times and cut to a more suitable weight class. I would have said Penn had a decent shot at 155 but 145lbs might kill him.

    Anfield called him moving to 145lbs years ago but I never though he would make it down to Fw. No two ways about it Penn is better at lower weights, the Rory fight showed he has no business turning up at a pudgy 170lbs and taking on top fighters. Aldo and Barao are perfect training partners and I see him beating Frankie.

    I still think he won the 1st fight and after that the fire went out and he stopped performing. I think since has has to be in the shape of his life to make 145lbs that can only be good for him.

    If he can beat Edgar he could find himself in a number 1 contenders fight being such a big name in a devision with relativley few recognisable guys.

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