Saturday, January 31, 2009

BJ Penn

UFC 94 Special edition poster

UFC Lightweight Champion, former Welterweight Champion, the first American to win the World Ju-jitsu Championship, The accolades go on... Tonight, the Hawaii native has the chance to become the first champion to hold two UFC belts at the same time.

It's no secret that many in Hawaii are cheering for BJ to win. However, not EVERYONE in Hawaii thinks he WILL win. His opponent, (current Welterweight Champ) George St. Pierre beat Penn by split decision in 2004 and looks to be the better fighter even now.

Who am I rooting for you ask? Well, BJ has two things going for him. For one thing, I have to root for the Hawaii guy (no exceptions). The other is the fact that he is the underdog going into the fight, and you gotta go with the underdog right? (Go Cardinals!) One may not agree with his trash talk and bravado but you have to respect him as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

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