View Full Version : BJ Penn Destroys Sherk


American_Ninja
05-25-2008, 01:46 AM
In one of the years most hyped fights, BJ Penn dominated Sean Sherk for 2 rounds, controlling with the jab. The Jabs continued thru round 3. Near the end of the round Penn landed a right hand, left hook that sent Sherk sprawling against the fence. Penn rushed in sensing that Sherk was hurt, and landed a brutal left knee right on the button that dropped Sherk.
Penn jumped on Sherk and let loose both hands. It appeared that Sherk was out, as the horn sounded ending the round. He was. Referee stopped the fight. Penn is now the Undisputed Lightweight Champion. BJ asked the crowd if they wanted to see him fight GSP again, he got a roar in response.

Miburo
05-25-2008, 01:52 AM
Penn destroyed Sherk. It's hard to understand exactly what Sherk's gameplan was, since if he banked on giving away the first three rounds then coming on strong with takedowns in the 4th and 5th he had to be betting on a stoppage win. Maybe it all went out the window after he hurt his hand. Penn absolutely tattooed him with the jab throughout, cut him up, then finished the fight brutally.

th4l3pr3ch4un
05-25-2008, 02:02 AM
That was the best bj penn ive ever seen, great win. I think gsp would still be too much for him though.

Miburo
05-25-2008, 02:10 AM
That was the best bj penn ive ever seen, great win. I think gsp would still be too much for him though.

Penn's standup is underrated; somehow or another he has managed to actually acquire good skills on the feet (rare among the best submission artists). After his experience in the first fight, GSP will not try and stand with Penn (amazingly enough the Kyokushin karate expert got out-struck), and won't make Sherk's mistake of not pressing the pace with takedowns. But if Penn comes in with good cardio don't be surprised if he wins, it will definitely be a pick-em fight. The difference between GSP and guys like Sherk and Hughes is that I don't think Penn will be able to finish him, so he'll have to win a decision unless he really lucks out like Serra did with the strikes.

Atnan
05-25-2008, 02:21 AM
ive scene this comming a long time ago- come mon how many times did i have to say it- if bj came in shape/didnt gas he easily wins!

sherk didnt want to take bj down, u crazy? he would have gotten submitted in seconds!
his only chance was to stand/bang it out and/or hope bj gassed! neither worked and he got pwned!

Miburo
05-25-2008, 02:26 AM
ive scene this comming a long time ago- come mon how many times did i have to say it- if bj came in shape/didnt gas he easily wins!

sherk didnt want to take bj down, u crazy? he would have gotten submitted in seconds!
his only chance was to stand/bang it out and/or hope bj gassed! neither worked and he got pwned!

He had no chance on the feet, he's a slightly better version of Hughes in that realm. On the ground he could have dry-humped Penn to a decision, but I have my doubts he would have been able to take Penn down even late in the fight. Regardless he should have tried more than once.

vinnie7731
05-25-2008, 10:13 AM
Penn destroyed Sherk. It's hard to understand exactly what Sherk's gameplan was, since if he banked on giving away the first three rounds then coming on strong with takedowns in the 4th and 5th he had to be betting on a stoppage win. Maybe it all went out the window after he hurt his hand. Penn absolutely tattooed him with the jab throughout, cut him up, then finished the fight brutally.

yeah, i agree....dont know what sherks plan was?? penn looked great. did he run over to sherk at the end and wipe blood off his face and then lick his hand?? or was it just me that saw that?

vinnie7731
05-25-2008, 10:17 AM
ive scene this comming a long time ago- come mon how many times did i have to say it- if bj came in shape/didnt gas he easily wins!

sherk didnt want to take bj down, u crazy? he would have gotten submitted in seconds!
his only chance was to stand/bang it out and/or hope bj gassed! neither worked and he got pwned!

i agree that bj could have def. subbed him on the ground, but after the first two rounds standing and getting beaten........i was surprised as hell that sherk didnt try and lay on top in the gaurd and win some later rounds. i know bj is hard as hell to takedown, but sherk is strong and i think he could have if he continued to try. anyway, glad bj took the win, he probably looked his best yet

Famoso Matador
05-25-2008, 11:42 AM
Does anyone find it strange that neither of them tried to seriously take each other down for the three rounds. I saw the fight and the whole time i was thinking..... they are so close to each other but aren't going for the legs at all. I'm thinking they were told to keep it on there feet.

King Koopa
05-25-2008, 11:48 AM
Would GSP/Penn happen at a catch weight?

Virgil Caine
05-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Does anyone find it strange that neither of them tried to seriously take each other down for the three rounds. I saw the fight and the whole time i was thinking..... they are so close to each other but aren't going for the legs at all. I'm thinking they were told to keep it on there feet.
Sherk couldn't take BJ down.

BJ didn't need to take sherk down.

This formula = Sherk is ****ed.

HotSizzle
05-25-2008, 03:04 PM
Sherk couldn't take BJ down.

BJ didn't need to take sherk down.

This formula = Sherk is ****ed.

payment sent :beerchug:

Dorian
05-25-2008, 03:29 PM
It would be a good fight because GSP can take BJ down easy but Bj won't be Serra and just stand there and get pounded, He could catch GSP in a submission but I still think GSP would win the fight

Virgil Caine
05-25-2008, 03:34 PM
payment sent :beerchug:
Thanks, I have to admitt I was rooting for Tito all night. I just about flew through the cieling when Tito threw on the Triangle/armbar at the end. "****ing do it now Tito, DO IT!"

Dorian
05-25-2008, 03:35 PM
I knew Lyoto would win, too bad he didn't finish him with that knee to the body that knocked the wind out of him

Virgil Caine
05-25-2008, 03:37 PM
Machida was a clear favorite but Tito's submission attempt at the end was close as ****. If Machida hadn't slid his right shoulder slightly out as Tito locked it up I think he would've had it.

Atnan
05-25-2008, 06:36 PM
He had no chance on the feet, he's a slightly better version of Hughes in that realm. On the ground he could have dry-humped Penn to a decision, but I have my doubts he would have been able to take Penn down even late in the fight. Regardless he should have tried more than once.

you cant say sherk had no chance on the feet, thats just being disrespectful- you make it seem like sherk didnt land a single punch! he caught penn with some hard shots and had him hurt at 2-3 occasions!

Would GSP/Penn happen at a catch weight?

gsp would have to literally cut off a leg to make 155- so im sure penn wants to move up to 170--
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im not sure why penn called out gsp, i mean he already has a fight lined up- i hate when fighters do this kinda ****! (beside the fact that he lost to him*)

for the ufc, this is a bad move b/c if BJ and GSP face each other- not only will the 155 division lack a true champ, sherk will most likely win it again (if not him some b class fighter such as florian/huerta will take it only to lose it the second he fights a top contender- neither is capable of holding the belt for long or being a true champ)...

ALONG with the fact that gsp is clearly king in his weight class, cleaned it up and only has one guy in his way! also, gsp was talking about moving up to 185 and facing the undisputed champ, Anderson Silva- which would be an incredible fight and both have a good chance of stopping each other!

ufc has 3 studs as champs that are undisputed and number 1 in the world at their weight class: BJ PENN (LW), GSP (WW), and Anderson Silva(MW)- the funny thing is bj has fought in all 3 weight classes, gsp and silva could fight at either 170/185 lol...Dana White must be proud

Dice
05-25-2008, 07:40 PM
What people need to realize is that a still prime GSP BARELY edged past an unfocused BJ Penn, Penn was givin it too him but the lack of cardio cost him, at this point, I really would put my money on Penn, but as for Penn vs Silva (penn was a middleweight before) Silva would own Penn

TRAVI$
05-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Sherk could'nt get near him
Penn used his Jab to well
Great finish to

TRAVI$
05-25-2008, 08:11 PM
What people need to realize is that a still prime GSP BARELY edged past an unfocused BJ Penn, Penn was givin it too him but the lack of cardio cost him, at this point, I really would put my money on Penn, but as for Penn vs Silva (penn was a middleweight before) Silva would own Penn

I want to see GSP v Penn
What weight would it be at though..
If penn went up in weight, GSP would **** him up IMO

flipside
05-25-2008, 08:16 PM
sherk needs his roids.

Roocky
05-25-2008, 08:19 PM
Shreks a prick, who told him he was a boxer:ugh: ffs do what yer good at take him down, you blew it shrek:nonono:

HotSizzle
05-25-2008, 11:27 PM
Thanks, I have to admitt I was rooting for Tito all night. I just about flew through the cieling when Tito threw on the Triangle/armbar at the end. "****ing do it now Tito, DO IT!"

I know, I thought he was gonna do it but owell. I think the funniest part was when the ref fell tho LOL