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January 29, 2009

UFC 94: BJ Penn vs. Georges St. Pierre

Filed under: MMA,Sports — brick @ 12:41 am
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Saturday’s showdown between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn represents one of MMA’s true super-fights.

The ante has been upped significantly with the reigning champion at welterweight (GSP) facing current champion at lightweight (Penn) during the prime of both men’s careers. This alone makes it a must-see event, but there’s another reason that compels audiences to witness this moment in history: Penn, 13-4-1, and St. Pierre, 17-2, represent the most sophisticated evolution of the modern MMA fighter, with both men being incredibly well-rounded in all areas of the sport. They are among the upper echelons of the pound-for-pound list and are eager to face each other in a bid to cement their legacies.

Above and beyond the contrasting backgrounds of St. Pierre and Penn — working class versus island elite, cold Montreal versus tropical Hilo, humility versus arrogance — GSP points to another fundamental difference between their styles.

Neither man is willing to commit to the fatal error of looking past this fight by talking about who they will face next. That’s not simply because the magnitude of this meeting requires total concentration, but also perhaps due to the realization that this is it — this is the big one, the moment that could be remembered as the pinnacle of their careers.

There’s a sense of anticipation and excitement that hasn’t been matched in some time. Fight fans can only hope the event lives up to the expectations.

Check out the pre-fight hype vids set forth from both camps.

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You better believe I will be watching this one Saturday night!

source: espn

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1 Comment »

  1. George St. Pierre and Bj Peen are right. This fight is the big one.
    Niether of the men are willing to commit to any error during there
    fight nor there trainging.This is the moment that we thepeople have been waiting for. They are going to be pound for pound as they say. The UFC is awesome. I can’t wait ! GO St. Pierre. 🙂

    Comment by mkbiden — February 3, 2009 @ 4:15 pm | Reply


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