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    Default Re: B.J. Penn Has Many Questions: Does Frankie Edgar Have the Answers?

    I think size was a huge reason maynard won, as claudale says they were good at the same thing (edge to maynard) but maynard was bigger.

    Size will hurt edgar in that he will struggle to take penn down. On the feet he is at a talent disadvantage.

    Of course edgar has a chance (some have stated 1 percent if penn doesnt train) so yes there is serra or buster douglas type hope. But when evaluating the fight i dont see any real advantage for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leglace View Post
    lol on the Massenzio comment.

    Yes the odds are against him. And the odds are high. But there is a lot going into this. BJ's motivation is and has been to build his legacy. I believe he has had discussions about cleaning out the lightweight division, and then going up to welterweight. Frankie would be one of the last pieces left. But the motivation of a guy like Frankie who knows this is his Vision Quest, as he has already worded it, the motivation and pressure is to his advantage.

    Bottom line, Frankie does have the power and precision to hurt BJ whether you want to believe it or not. He has good leg strikes, and great escapes from bottom. BJ would not be able to hold him down if somehow they tumbled over one another. I believe this fight could surprise you. Edgar is not Diego Sanchez. He is a better version of him with great heart and conditioning. Enough so that I leave the possibility out there. As I did with Caldwell.
    leglace some of us saw Caldwell as a legitimate threat to knock Metcalf off, (if Brent made it to the final) and when he did, although we were happy to see it materialize, we weren't all too surprised, as a matter of fact, we felt vindicated in having expressed our belief that Caldwell would win, even if the masses said he wouldn't. I'll leave it at that. i am glad you believe, I understand that feeling of having faith. I hope Edgar wins, he is a favorite of ours on this board. I wont say I told you so, I'll just provide a shoulder to cry on when the fights conclusion is reached. I wish Frankie the best. that probably means having an ambulance fueled up and ready to go as soon as Steve Mazagati waves the fight off. Lets go Frankie!
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leglace View Post
    lol on the Massenzio comment.

    Yes the odds are against him. And the odds are high. But there is a lot going into this. BJ's motivation is and has been to build his legacy. I believe he has had discussions about cleaning out the lightweight division, and then going up to welterweight. Frankie would be one of the last pieces left. But the motivation of a guy like Frankie who knows this is his Vision Quest, as he has already worded it, the motivation and pressure is to his advantage.

    Bottom line, Frankie does have the power and precision to hurt BJ whether you want to believe it or not. He has good leg strikes, and great escapes from bottom. BJ would not be able to hold him down if somehow they tumbled over one another. I believe this fight could surprise you. Edgar is not Diego Sanchez. He is a better version of him with great heart and conditioning. Enough so that I leave the possibility out there. As I did with Caldwell.
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    Default Re: B.J. Penn Has Many Questions: Does Frankie Edgar Have the Answers?

    Edgar is half native Indian, didn't you know?
    I pictured you as that guy Gaylord in Showboat, passing up taxis to walk because he's broke and playing it off as if it's the doctor's advice. - Clmetal

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    Quote Originally Posted by leglace View Post
    Edgar is half native Indian, didn't you know?
    I bet he speaks to the everywhere spirit too.
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    All I am going to add is that I have never flipped on Penn, even when facing GSP and Hughes. Even if he were to lose to Frankie, I will continue to support him. I have had the opportunity to train with him at both the OTC and in Hilo and he is an amazing athlete. I know Edgar is a better wrestler, but if he wants to stand with Penn, he is in trouble. I do understand he is a good boxer, but it is not boxing, it is not westling-it is Penn's game.
    On the Metcalf issue...
    Nobody will be thinking he is unbeatable this year after last. He has shown he is dominate, but he has also now demonstrated that he has weaknesses and can be beat by someone that wants to keep his pace.

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    Default Re: B.J. Penn Has Many Questions: Does Frankie Edgar Have the Answers?

    Curious, who do you suppose has the moxy to take out Metcalf this year? I say nobody.
    Last edited by leglace; 01-14-2010 at 02:46 PM.
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