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    IRON SHARPENS IRON - PART A: I started training immediately the next day, because that's the purpose of my trip - training. The classes at gracie barra academy were under the supervision of Jefferson, a former world champion in bjj, who is an excellent instructor, by the way. Jefferson taught me a lot of new tricks and he helped me change a lot of bad habits that I was doing in the past on the ground. It was my 2nd time at gracie barra & my 2nd visit to Brazil - this time I came alone with no friends from Canada - it was actually very good for my Portugese because I was forced to speak the language of the country. I was training also with my friend Gustavo Machado and Aloiso Barros, who is supposed to fight 9/13 in Montreal. I also had the chance one of my friends from my last trip to Brazil, Master Roberto Leiton, who came from a background of luta livre. Luta Livre is a martial art similar to jiu jitsu, but without the gi/kimono. I met with Mr. Leiton one night and for a couple of hours, he showed me some really great grappling techniques that will make me a better fighter, without a doubt. He told me he's coming out with a book that has all this stuff in it, and I plan to buy a copy when it's available. This trip was definitely worthwhile - I had an amazing time once again and I look forward to getting back there soon. I apologize to everybody for not being able to blog on my trip - thank you for understanding.

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    I think GSP will be much more willing to go for takedowns in this fight. Years ago, he was leery of guys with good submissions, so stood with Serra and was very cautious with BJ. So I see him winning this even if BJ has better standup.
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    GSP is in trouble. Lets hope he's able to focus mentally and not get taken out quickly like he did against Hughes and Serra. Penn might just overwhelm him.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    GSP is in trouble. Lets hope he's able to focus mentally and not get taken out quickly like he did against Hughes and Serra. Penn might just overwhelm him.
    Maybe if he stood with him again, but I think he knows the only area he can dominate everyone is with takedowns. He's already been hurt by BJ standing and I don't see BJ stopping his takedowns. Last time he was reserved about his takedowns, this time, he won't be. GSP decision, possible stoppage.
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    I think that GSP has improved his strength and takedowns to the point where he dominated Hughes. I think that he uses that new found confidence to take BJ down and force him to use up precious energy to try and throw subs and escape. Also, BJ won't weigh more than 170 even after weigh-ins. GSP will be 180-185 by fight time. Agree with CL, GSP by stoppage.
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    This is a fight I've really wanted, so good job by the UFC. But now, each weight class has a true contender (Florian and Alves), so I'd prefer those matches took place first, but still excited. Both guys are taking it seriously. Although GSP won last time, he lost the 1st round much worse than he won the next 2. But I don't think he'll respect BJ's BJJ this time like he did last time (provided GSP is on top)
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    The best thing for the UFC is for it to be a great fight but GSP wins. Then Penn can go back down and fight Florian and GSP can fight Alves.

    If Penn wins he then has to decide which weight class to defend first. Each way Alves or Florian is put on the shelf for a year. If Penn decides to relinquish his belt at 155 then there is an interim title fight probably between Sherk and Florian again which would mean the division is at the same place it started a few years ago.

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    Penn wont relinquish either belt, he'll reign as champion in both divisions, (something that's never been done in the UFC).

    As GSP becomes more and more timid to stand with people, (as a result of his ever improving shakedowns and ground game) he falls right into BJ's trap. GSP Will have a very difficult time dealing with Penn's flexibility and world class ground game. Over the course of 5 rounds, Penn is likely to catch him. If GSP wants to be conservative in there, they will get stood up often, and Penn will have more and more chances to bust GSP's face standing. If nothing else, this fight should put any speculation of GSP vs the Spider to rest.
    Lets go Brent!

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