Originally Posted by maverickBU
He lost his last fight because he had separated his ribs affecting his breathing and ability to move, not due to poor conditioning. BJ's conditioning has become less and less of an issue since his return to the octagon.
And BJ's standup better then GSP's, that a joke! He outjabbed Sherk (whose got terrible standup) in one fight and you think he's got better standup?! GSP has far more depth and power in his standup game than BJ. I've never even seen BJ throw a switch head kick, yet GSP uses it like a jab. Admittedly, both of them use their striking just to set up takedowns, but to say BJ's is better is crazy.
I never said he was a better striker, just a better fighter. Yeah he's not known for his standup, but he can stand and exchange. Just look at hidehiko yoshida. Do you think he, being a olympic judo medalist, would have any standup? No, but the guy was fearless on his feet and exchanged with the best of them. Penn's no different, his strengths are his takedown defense and groundgame, but I'm not worried at all about him on his feet.