reply to post by chissler
Ah, but don't forget that BJ has fought as a lt hvywt. He's fought in the most classes of any top ranked fighter (that I'm aware). Amazing when you
think about it.
Point is, a successful foray into higher weights carries a lot of, uh, 'weight' as far as assessing how they will do. Though he didn't win against
light heavyweight Lyoto Machida, he did last the full three rounds losing the decision.
Loss...Lyoto Machida...Decision(Unan)...K-1 - Hero's 1...3/26/2005...3rds...5:00min/rd
I think BJ could figure out a way to beat GSP, but the question is lack of real motivation. This last time was the only time BJ trained as he should
Right now, even moving up to 170, I don't think BJ has the motivation to get in the kind of shape and train the way he'd need to for GSP, though in
a dream fight, it's well within his abilities to contend.
On Penn over Serra, again, it all comes down to desire. Penn would school the Renzo Gracie Black Belt Serra on the ground, on skill alone, but if Penn
just catches rays and surfs for his fight training, then he'd probably gas and Serra, whose cardio is very good, would get a decision.
There last fight was pretty close, Serra lasting the full 3 rounds.
Win...Matt Serra...Decision (Unan.)...UFC 39 - The Warriors Return...9/27/02...3...5:00
Read up on Serra's training here:
Serra on his fight prep for Karo 'The Heat' Parisyan
Though he lost to Karo, who got his BB from Renzo also (after Serra), he worked hard and the interview is quite good.
[edit on 24-3-2008 by Badge01]