Frankie Edgar says self-belief was the key against BJ Penn


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    Rory Kernaghan

    April 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Penn got served, nice job Frankie

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    postmortem

    April 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    this should be the real news that everyones talking about a guy many thought should fight at 145 a 7-1 underdog beats the man most consider to be the best lightweight of all time. ****in awesome

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    Rindy

    April 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    good job frankie well earned

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    AnAmerican

    April 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    You can’t get more self belief than Diego Sanchez has, but it didn’t work for him!

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    friendlyfoe

    April 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Was Cecil Peoples judging??? If not. THANK GOD.

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    JiuJitsuBBQ

    April 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Penn is too emotional of a fighter. He is only good when he is clearly winning. He has a real tough time with adversity. And that is why he lost. His corner was tell him to take Edgar down, but his pride wouldn’t let him because he didn’t want to get out boxed. And his countering was brilliant, but you could see the the last two rounds that he faded as frustrating began to take over. That is why he lost his belt. He beat himself. But Edgar was brilliant. Man, that guy can move.

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    Rane

    April 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Some Halo Halo is the green room! LOL!

    He was far from being served. I had BJ ahead and Edgars face is more busted up!

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    UrHype

    April 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Points count, how many takedowns did BJ have?
    Thats just one angle of that fight which judges look

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    UrHype

    April 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    And to think, at post fight from BJ’s win over Diego, Dana asked who’s left for BJ to fight? Frank Mir said, Franky Edgar might be able to beat him………….ironic huh.

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    SHAKEZULA

    April 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I just do not see how the hell Frankie won…not only won but by a fn unanimous decision!!! Frankie got 2 take downs in two seperate rounds so if anything that was all that he got was 2 ROUNDS no more. He also tossed bj one time but bj tossed him as well. I just dont kno what the judges were thinkni haveing him win like that. His standup wasnt the best but neither was bj’s. But it wont like bj just stood their and took like a bitch. Each fighter at least got hit when they went into an exchange. Bj by Split if not by UNANIMOUS DECISION.

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    kevinowns

    April 12, 2010 at 3:05 am

    ****in bullshit… shoulda been split decision victory for penn.. there better be a rematch asap.

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    moots

    April 12, 2010 at 3:25 am

    How can you saw ‘BJ by split’? If you are going to say someone won than say they should have won by decision, or say they lost by decision. Why do you think that there should have been a judge scoring the fight in favor of Edgar but two other judges scoring in favor of BJ? It makes no sense. I don’t think you know what you are talking about.

    BJ got out-boxed in that match. I know the takedowns weren’t effective in potentially stopping the fight, but they were there and were scored. You can’t expect to win by standing in the center of the octagon taking hits and occasionally landing counters against a guy like Edgar who hit and moved, looked in control of the fight, was the aggressor, and overall appeared to have done more damage.

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    JiuJitsuBBQ

    April 12, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Totally agree. It was a close fight and BJ was brilliant in his countering but Edgar pressed the action, stuck and moved, got take downs, changed levels, landed kicks. It was a close fight and a great fight, but BJ refused to shoot for some reason and faded in the last two rounds. So yeah, Edgar won by unanimous decision. It was pretty cut and dry.

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    Joey Santosus

    April 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I noticed that as well. He totally ignored his corner!

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    Joey Santosus

    April 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Seriously? I knew by the end of the second round that if BJ didnt do something big Frankie was gonna take it. Put your glasses on my manz!

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    Joey Santosus

    April 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I think alot of “fans” do not understand MMA or how it is scored. Anyways, BJ should have listened to his corner. Definitely should have grounded the fight by the third round, if not sooner. It was obvious at that point that he was losing the fight standing. I say good for Frankie Edgar tho.

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