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Ufc 118 came and went and now we have to wonder, why does BJ Penn not train at another camp to evolve a little bit?  I'm one of the biggest BJ Penn fans, but even I'm wondering what's next.  Penn/Hughes 3 makes sense, Penn/Gomi, Penn/ Florian, but in my heart of hearts I almost feel like he may lean towards retirement.  Some guys are saying Penn is overrated and are hopping off of his bandwagon, but look at who he's lost to.  GSP twice, Edgar (who has 1 loss) twice, Pulver (who at the time was a legend) and Hughes (who BJ was dominating until he injured a rib.  It's not like he's losing to Gabe Ruediger.

As far as the rest of the card, I became very disinterested.  I wanted Davis to beat Diaz, but Nate beat him to the punch every single time.  I thought the cut was due to a head butt, but was very pleased (and surprised) that they let the fight continue.  It was by far the most entertaining fight of the night.

I had said from the time I heard that James Toney was going to be fighting Randy Couture, that I wanted Toney to touch Couture's chin just once.  Well it went down exactly how many thought it would.  Couture didn't even shoot hard, it was a half assed "I don't wanna catch a punch" shot, and Toney went right down.  I was telling everyone right when he got mount that the arm triangle was there for the taking, and sure enough Randy took it.  I was impressed to a certain extent considering they were up against the cage and Randy had the skills and sense to pull Toney just far enough away to lock in the choke.

I think overall on a scale from 1-10 I put this card somewhere in the 6-7 range.  Im excited because there are no stacked cards on the horizon, and the cards that look shitty usually deliver way better than those cards that we talk about for months!

 

Monday Morning Black Belt

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