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Old 08-28-2008, 09:51 PM #1
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On the Big O & Dukes show on 106.7 WJFK today, WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber was asked about BJ Penn's chances of defeating Kimbo Slice in a fight. Faber replied that Penn had a "90% chance" of defeating the EliteXC heavyweight, although one speculates Faber really feels the chances are much higher.

The Penn vs. Slice "fantasy match-up" is the product of UFC President Dana White's comment just prior to EliteXC's debut on CBS. White remarked that BJ Penn could defeat Slice in a MMA bout. The effort of White was to disparage Slice's talent level by suggesting a lightweight fighter in the UFC could defeat a heavyweight fighter in EliteXC (or at least Slice). Faber's corroboration merely adds fuel to the fire.

As for a potential bout with Norifumi Yamamoto, it's the same story: Faber wants it; there are no plans in the works to make it happen.

Listen to the entire interview here.
I think the chances would be higher
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Urijiah Faber has a 100% chance of sounding like a complete ****ing retard.

I think the sun is soaking into his brain...
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I'd like to see Penn vs. Faber!!
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Actually Dana White said that during an interview with Dan Lebatard here in Miami. He even said that not only would Penn beat Slice but would do it under 1 minute.

I know Slice is a rookie in the game but there is like a 100 lb difference, I don't see that happening.
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I would bet my house and two cars on Penn is that fight was ever to happen. ****, even Shammy at 150 years old and ****ed up knees might beat Kimbo.
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I would bet my house and two cars on Penn is that fight was ever to happen. ****, even Shammy at 150 years old and ****ed up knees might beat Kimbo.
Oh come on. BJ Penn is a great fighter and is one of my favorites but to say that he'd kick Kimbo's ass is just ridiculous. Shamrock has a good shot though especially if he can get the fight to the ground. Kimbo's ****ed if Rock gets him on his back.
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I know Slice is a rookie in the game but there is like a 100 lb difference, I don't see that happening.
You need to watch the early UFCs then. Royce Gracie beat guys alot bigger than him who were alot better than Kimbo is. Royce actually beat some Sumo guy a few years back who had over 200lbs on him.
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Here is Genki Sudo tapping out Butterbean. Sudo weighed 155lbs and Butterbean about 275lbs.

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Exactly, even with size doesn't mean anything if you have deficiencys in skill. Penn has unbelievable talent and can get guys as big as Kimbo on the ground and tap then out. If Sudo can do it to Butterbean, Gracie can do it to Akebono, Minowa can do it to giant Silva, then Penn can do it to Slice. Randy Couture and Matt Lindland both said that Penn was the hardest guy to grapple with when he trained with them at Team Quest over 4 years ago, and Penn has improved a **** load since then. Kimbo has a punchers chance but thats it.
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Exactly, even with size doesn't mean anything if you have deficiencys in skill. Penn has unbelievable talent and can get guys as big as Kimbo on the ground and tap then out. If Sudo can do it to Butterbean, Gracie can do it to Akebono, Minowa can do it to giant Silva, then Penn can do it to Slice. Randy Couture and Matt Lindland both said that Penn was the hardest guy to grapple with when he trained with them at Team Quest over 4 years ago, and Penn has improved a **** load since then. Kimbo has a punchers chance but thats it.
yea thats all kimbo has is a punchers chance,imo b.j is the best mma fighter i have ever seen
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