View Full Version : Penn talks about Rematch calls Fedor p4p best.


kaps
04-14-2010, 09:26 PM
http://sportsradiointerviews.com/2010/04/14/bj-penn-frankie-edgar-2-is-already-in-the-works/

BJ Penn joined 106.7 the Fan in Washington D.C. with LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes to talk about how he feels after the loss this past weekend, what he learned from the fight that he can remedy in the rematch, who he thinks the best pound-for-pound fighter in the MMA is, and how tough it is to train as hard as he does.

On how he feels about losing his title after the loss this weekend:

“I’m not happy about losing the title. I don’t want to take anything away from Frankie. He did a good job. He lived his dream to be a champion one day. As a fighter, you’re always thinking you’re winning the fight and you never think you’re losing. You just have that mental mindset. Looking back at it, I just want to congratulate Frankie. My first thought was I gotta get back in the ring immediately and I want to get back on track. The UFC actually called us yesterday and they want to put a rematch in the works and we’ll see what goes from here.”

On what he learned from the first fight that he can take with him to the rematch:

“I think I got a good idea at what he’s gonna try and do. I know his power, I know how hard he punches, and I know the way he moves. I got that pictured in my mind. You’re right about that though. The rematch is going to be more technical. That makes a lot of sense and I never thought about it like that before.”

On who he thinks is the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA right now:

“After my defeat decision the past couple of days ago, I’m not on that list anymore. It’s gotta be Fedor. He finishes his guy and how can I argue against him?”

On his difficult training regimen:

“Actually when you train as hard as that, you know the stories of them, they don’t let off. They just keep hammering you and hammering you until it’s either you break or you get in good shape. I try to take two weeks off before the fight to really get back and get my body back to par. Get all those little aches and pains out of there and get my explosiveness back. I make sure to taper early, but it can happen. If you train at a hard regimen, it’s so easy to over train. Your body can only take so much.”

On how he feels about Anderson Silva’s fight and the comments made by Dana White about it:

“Honestly for me, I didn’t get to see the fight because it was right after me and Frankie fought. From what I understand though I heard Anderson really wanted to fight Vitor Belfort. But then on the other hand, I know he’s got a job to do and he’s gotta go out and destroy his opponent. Then on Dana’s side I can see him being upset because he’s trying to move into this new market and everyone is booing his main event and this and that. I’m just glad I’m not involved with that and I’m just glad I got to sit on the side and watch. I really got nothing to say about Anderson. He’s defended the title six times and I’ve yet to do an accomplishment like that and I really have no grounds to speak on that.”

Uh oh, Dana is not gonna be happy bout that...

F l i c k e r
04-14-2010, 11:02 PM
Again.... how can a HW be p4p anything? :dunno:

PackosCotto
04-14-2010, 11:10 PM
lol bj penn sucks, he quit against st pierre, *****.

snakey112
04-14-2010, 11:13 PM
Again.... how can a HW be p4p anything? :dunno:

everyone fedor fights is a lot bigger than him (hes only 230 lbs with a lot of fat)

everyone anderson, gsp and penn fight are around the same size

just sayin'

The Gully Gad
04-15-2010, 12:30 AM
Penn is pure class..

kaps
04-15-2010, 12:40 AM
Again.... how can a HW be p4p anything? :dunno:

Fedors skill set + any weigh class = champion...

Virgil Caine
04-15-2010, 01:13 AM
Again.... how can a HW be p4p anything? :dunno:

p4p = best fighter in any weight class. In other words, with out consideration of weight, who is the best fighter.


That said, I think p4p is bull**** anyways. Weight classes do matter and styles change dependent on weight classes. A heavyweight style wouldn't work at featherweight and vice versa.

Still, saying Fedor is the best fighter in the world is basically the same thing as saying he is #1 p4p.

Of course p4p also means different things to different people so I guess that's just my take. Another reason why p4p ratings are a worthless gimmick imo.

F l i c k e r
04-15-2010, 02:14 AM
Pound 4 Pound was created because Sugar Ray Robinson had the skill set to beat just about anyone but due to his lack of size, wouldn't be expected to beat a LHW, Cruiser, Heavyweight opponents.


Basically pound 4 pound means, a person who has the skill set to beat people of larger size but would not be expected to win because size really does matter.


So, how is a Heavyweight. The largest class available, p4p? I say the same thing for boxing too, so I am not signaling out Fedor at all.


P4p meaning has gotten blurred as of late. People just throwing it around willy nilly.(not anyone in this thread, I mean in general)

Virgil Caine
04-15-2010, 02:30 AM
Pound 4 Pound was created because Sugar Ray Robinson had the skill set to beat just about anyone but due to his lack of size, wouldn't be expected to beat a LHW, Cruiser, Heavyweight opponents.


Basically pound 4 pound means, a person who has the skill set to beat people of larger size but would not be expected to win because size really does matter.


So, how is a Heavyweight. The largest class available, p4p? I say the same thing for boxing too, so I am not signaling out Fedor at all.


P4p meaning has gotten blurred as of late. People just throwing it around willy nilly.(not anyone in this thread, I mean in general)
I don't see how this conflicts with anything I said. Calling Fedor p4p #1 is basically like saying he is the best and most skilled in addition to being the best heavyweight.

Virgil Caine
04-15-2010, 02:40 AM
^^

In other words, noone out there would beat Fedor even if size didn't matter. That is, if size didn't matter, Fedor would still beat GSP and A. Silva.

jakkups
04-15-2010, 10:57 AM
Fedor is the best MMA fighter in the world. The fact that he is a HW doesn't change that, it's about his skills not his size. If Fedor was a LW, WW. MW or LHW he would be the best fighter in that weight class because he has the skills to outmatch any opponent. HW's shouldn't be excluded from a P4P list because they're naturally bigger.

It's like saying Joe Louis was a better boxer than Roy Jones Jr. Sure, Roy showed that he could move up and win titles from MW to HW. But pound 4 pound I would always rate Joe Louis above Roy based purely on the fact that all-round Louis had the better skills and in matching them up (irregardless of weight class) I would always pick Louis over Roy.

But essentially P4P is a mythical thing created by a journalist and now made to seem important and relevant when in reality it's just another way to sell a fight IMO.

snakey112
04-15-2010, 11:57 AM
fedor is p4p best because he is essentially a middleweight with a bunch of fat who dominates heavyweights

Naps
04-15-2010, 08:16 PM
p4p = best fighter in any weight class. In other words, with out consideration of weight, who is the best fighter.

Exactly...



[QUOTE=F l i c k e r;8090816]
Basically pound 4 pound means, a person who has the skill set to beat people of larger size but would not be expected to win because size really does matter.
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You just made all that up, stop talking **** mate.

Junito-Rulez
04-15-2010, 09:12 PM
BJ's humility impresses me.