BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch: Who Will Be the More Dangerous Fighter

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BigIP
1/18/11 5:08:53PM
Fitch spoke to USA Today back in November and when he was asked if he thought he had to finish fights more often he replied, “Yeah. I basically feel like I haven't done the appropriate job of putting the exclamation point at the end of my sentences. I take that as a personal challenge to myself, because as a martial artist, I need to be evolving and getting better. If I keep winning fights the same way, I don't see myself as evolving. If we're not evolving in martial arts, then we're dead.”

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BigIP
1/18/11 5:31:36PM
In my opinion BJ will be the more dangerous fighter but Fitch will ultimately grind out a victory. I don't see BJ knocking out or subing Fitch. I'm a huge Penn fan but Fitch is too big and strong. I hope I'm wrong...
BigIP
1/18/11 5:45:45PM
Here is the link to a fan made promo for this fight, it's pretty good, now I'm really psyched for this fight:

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Chael_Sonnen
1/18/11 6:08:36PM
My answer is Fitch.
mattjonesy
1/18/11 7:22:14PM
BJ is more dangerous Fitch is just a round winner. I can see fitch humping the hell out of BJ for 2 rounds then BJ giving up and just laying there taking it.
State_Champ
1/18/11 7:42:12PM
I guess 'dangerous' is a subjective term.
I didn't read any article about it, but I would say Fitch is more dangerous because I think what makes one fighter dangerous to others is the fighter's ability/likelihood to win.

Fitch is more dangerous to Penn because he is more likely to win IMO.
SmileR
1/18/11 7:44:39PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

My answer is Fitch.


I agree with him!
FastKnockout
1/18/11 7:53:01PM
I think Penn has more offensive tools in his striking and ground game, but I think Fitch will be the overall better fighter. Not only will he have the size and strength advantage, but he will have AKA's guerilla wrestling which works really well for him, and doesn't take many risks that leaves him open for punishment. I think Penn will look good for most of the first round, but when he can't finish and Fitch gets him down a few times and starts grinding, Penn will lose his will to fight as we've seen before.

Honestly, I don't care about a more exciting Fitch. I like the way he is. I like watching a fighter use his style to his advantage while taking more risks, keeping his goal in mind. Fitch is one of the better mixed martial artists in the game right now, I'd hate to see him fall down the rankings just to please the fans. I see enough excitement from the Anderson Silvas and the Leanard Garcias, I don't mind seeing a Fitch or GSP style fight once in a while.
Bubbles
1/18/11 11:05:46PM
more dangerous, most likely Penn.
better fighter, most likely Fitch (records speak for themselves)
State_Champ
1/18/11 11:07:52PM

Posted by Bubbles

more dangerous, most likely Penn.
better fighter, most likely Fitch (records speak for themselves)



The better fighter is more dangerous.


EDIT: IMO
chickmagnet
1/18/11 11:13:28PM
Kill Fitch, BJ! Dont let him lay on you and do absolutely nothing. And when I mean nothing, I mean nothing...
Drudinh
1/19/11 1:31:30AM
I like Fitch a lot and think he is way more of an exciting fighter than Leonard Garcia. The reason why I feel that way is because Leonard isn't really too acurate with his striking. He straight up swings wild and just screams while being able to take a **** load of punishment. It doesn't entertain me because I feel that most people could do that with the right heart and chin. Not bashing Leonard but I think there is a whole lot more work and focus the way Fitch fights and I appreciate it. With all that said I hope BJ comes up with a way to pull out a win.
Pookie
1/19/11 2:22:17AM

Posted by State_Champ


Posted by Bubbles

more dangerous, most likely Penn.
better fighter, most likely Fitch (records speak for themselves)



The better fighter is more dangerous.



Well, I'd say Anderson Silva is a helluva lot more dangerous than Georges St. Pierre, even though i wouldnt say one is really all that much better than the other.

A dangerous fighter has the ability to turn the fight around and gain momentum with a small window of opportunity.

Comparing Fitch and Penn, Penn's style of fighting is alot more dangerous than Fitch's.
BlueSkiesBurn
1/19/11 5:47:30AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by State_Champ


Posted by Bubbles

more dangerous, most likely Penn.
better fighter, most likely Fitch (records speak for themselves)



The better fighter is more dangerous.



Well, I'd say Anderson Silva is a helluva lot more dangerous than Georges St. Pierre, even though i wouldnt say one is really all that much better than the other.

A dangerous fighter has the ability to turn the fight around and gain momentum with a small window of opportunity.

Comparing Fitch and Penn, Penn's style of fighting is alot more dangerous than Fitch's.



I'm right there with you, Jordan. Looking strictly at the definition of the word "dangerous," absolutely NOTHING with Jon Fitch makes me think "danger."

I wanted it noted that I am not bashing Fitch, nor am I diminishing his skills. I think about it like this, an anaconda and a Bengal tiiger could both still kill me, but I would much rather be locked in a cage than an anaconda.
State_Champ
1/19/11 8:25:42AM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by Pookie


Posted by State_Champ


Posted by Bubbles

more dangerous, most likely Penn.
better fighter, most likely Fitch (records speak for themselves)



The better fighter is more dangerous.



Well, I'd say Anderson Silva is a helluva lot more dangerous than Georges St. Pierre, even though i wouldnt say one is really all that much better than the other.

A dangerous fighter has the ability to turn the fight around and gain momentum with a small window of opportunity.

Comparing Fitch and Penn, Penn's style of fighting is alot more dangerous than Fitch's.




I'm right there with you, Jordan. Looking strictly at the definition of the word "dangerous," absolutely NOTHING with Jon Fitch makes me think "danger."

I wanted it noted that I am not bashing Fitch, nor am I diminishing his skills. I think about it like this, an anaconda and a Bengal tiiger could both still kill me, but I would much rather be locked in a cage than an anaconda.



Fair enough.
I guess it's just a matter of preference.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this.
Boo_Radley21
1/19/11 3:07:55PM
BJ is more dangerous to anyone but Fitch or GSP or Edgar. Fitch is going to take this fight by grinding out the much smaller Penn, but he doesn't posess the frightening finishing ability that Penn has.
Bloodhound
1/19/11 4:26:33PM
Penn is definetly the more "Dangerous" fighter, Penn can T/KO you or Sub you, where as Fitch can maybe sub you but will most likely UD you.
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