Good afternoon blogspot.
I'm having a bit of writers block this morning, so I'll do an MMA related post, since I've been trying to set up my website all morning. I'm sorry I haven't been as active as usual, but once my sites up and running I'll be back on track.
Anyways, coming up in just over a week from Australia is a pretty interesting fight, its determines the next contender for Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (unless the Anderson Silva superfight happens). The fight is between 2 all time greats BJ Penn and Jon Fitch. The two are polar opposites of each other. One is a very hard worker who trains very hard, but bores the fans with his dominating style. The other is a lazy former champion who could beat anyone on a good day. The one thing they have in common though, is within the last 2 years they have had their title shot against GSP, and both have failed miserably.
The difference though is that since the hard working Jon Fitch lost to GSP back in 2008, he has gone an undefeated 5-0, while BJ Penn, who lost to GSP in 2009, has gone 3-2 overall losing twice to the much smaller (yet much faster) Frankie Edgar.
I don't agree with this being a title contender due to the fact they have both gotten demolished by GSP, BJ Penn has only won one other fight at Welterweight (against Matt Hughes) and it wouldn't be fair to those who had worked their way up the division. Although Jon Fitch has beaten the top of the division (well, those he doesn't train with), does anyone think his fight with GSP will be any different?
Regardless this is a very interesting fight and I have no idea who's going to win. BJ Penn has the KO power and some of the best Jiu Jitsu in North America, but on the other hand Fitch has great gameplans and finds ways to stifle the opponents.
Although I don't agree with it being a title eliminator I'm looking forward to the fight. Blogger, who do you think will win the fight next Saturday?