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Interviewer how about -- is fit important -- UFC one a seven it in the book.
And it went down as one of the best cars with 2009.
-- Big -- defending his lightweight crown in dominating fashion.
And frankly are solidifying his -- but one of the top job in the heavyweight division but it wasn't just the main card that impress the fans and yet these -- Still the undercard fight went on to win bonuses with the Mark Johnson.
Think -- -- -- -- for 65 -- for submission of the night.
Honestly it was just one of those spur of the moment things I was and I got no I didn't did I don't know stuff kicks landed or -- I just saw him coming to Atlanta it landed well.
Then I felt -- planned and he came down hard and I just on the child.
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And member of the that.
Alan that's Alan Belcher -- Wilson -- they have to fight of the night bonus here do you think president in the White House.
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-- -- -- also winning an extra 65 grand for the night.
And the momentum from the -- continued as the first fight on pay per view TJ grant -- -- Kevin burns.
One knockout of the night as grant put away the fire in the first round also marketing -- -- that day.
Sold out crowd for the birth every -- event of the FedEx Forum in Memphis Tennessee and this Saturday on -- -- -- welcomed some leave back to the case against.
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That is -- -- found -- fit -- -- -- but fight game with my second.
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They scored you have seen what was have been did not disappoint let's get right to it right to the panel this is UFC dot com's Tom you're -- Next -- and we had.
Vs dot com an annual -- -- -- out -- out how money -- yet to grant him a may guy Peter storm cops a look at where it and of course we've got gin mills.
From Syracuse University -- wrestling coach wrestling legend that's their right to it BJ Penn.
Verses are sorry on the -- I keep getting the -- -- Frazier.
-- -- -- -- -- What's the bell and my mom used to call me Ryan you list your hot -- yeah I -- well I'm not -- hot -- I can guarantee that right Frasier and trailer didn't you when you you're in a quarter for a Johnny Hendricks despite what -- seven.
You really gets you in second but let's get right to Tommy -- -- talk about BJ -- how good we see on Saturday night that.
I think what BJ Penn did on Saturday night was solidified himself as the greatest slightly the sport servicing.
Diego Sanchez tough kid never beat up like that and BJ Penn just put on a clinic four -- five rounds to if I was stopped.
-- how money mean this fight BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez to dig -- showed so much carpet reminiscent of George saint Pierre vs John determine that fight.
When -- -- -- kept commenting got got beaten down and this is what happened to Diego Sanchez.
On Saturday night we saw Diego at the airport he moved walking around with a cane and you guys so much with their sunglasses -- look like he was nine years old -- you to get a fight.
Well I think became nice up there today he was holding McCain is one of the duck master and -- you know -- -- part of the Peabody -- experience.
You might have had his own -- -- -- his injuries but you know I thought Vince thinking about Diego was I thought he psyched himself out of that fight.
He puts so much pressure on himself is talking about how this is destiny for -- and how this was you know what what god wanted for him and how he had he was the only guy.
From minute to first season of the Ultimate Fighter not to get it at a site yet he's -- working for this -- -- whole life.
And I think that you know when when he came -- and in their early moments of the fight I was almost has there's an end in just catching him off guard and I think that if you -- is gone it.
And you know.
Kind of cool headed instead he has another fight obviously wasn't but I think he he just kind of -- -- -- so I think -- come back strong and expect big things from in the future.
Peter storm you know we talk about getting psyched out -- fights and no I talk to you flirted earlier today and I asked him what he was particularly willing to defend against BJ Penn U -- C one on one he said he was not psyched out all he thought he was really prepared.
BJ just had too much in its arsenal I think that's what happened against -- say just anything he tried just didn't work obvious he's so funny what was your assessment of fight.
I think BJ finally ten years -- -- And I mean this is one of the greatest fighters you're ever gonna see he's finished product I've -- the shot short fight was probably the pinnacle of the -- -- -- five pound division.
But when Diego came down I was like OK this is -- be -- and -- just kind of just he handled them.
And I honestly need to move up to welterweight I mean not think PA yet he's -- his way up.
You know the latter because he's pretty much cleaned out the I want to -- five pound division I mean honestly we got a couple of guys left but.
Is brand is radiator Frankie Edgar -- -- -- frank gigabytes and Griffin but is there any interest to see that and they have to be just performances.
Is anybody -- my paper -- C BJP and fight I want to be five.
She -- are wrestling for second year you're -- to -- -- -- university legendary wrestler.
BJ Penn -- not be taken down Diego tried and tried and try to take this guy dad he just controlled his head -- -- push -- head down.
-- -- try for the single leg and he's kept much impression how much does balance.
Going to take out.
-- -- -- Everything when you took -- about takedown defense and Vijay has such great.
Balance it's really hard to take them down and a lot of these guys and -- -- they really think that they know.
Good wrestling techniques so I mean you know fighters one thing but if you get again to the ground first if you want to.
Be able to go with somebody like that you know and it kicked out of the gate and -- to really -- Ron Frazier out in Las Vegas -- boxing coach at extreme couture.
How good did.
BJ Penn's -- -- Vijay is always been one of the better boxes and MMA I've always said that in the media thing is that he relied on talent.
For the most part of his career and now here's a guy who realize that after the -- -- second fight that.
He had he need to work on this -- the conditioning and having done that I just didn't think you know Diego Sanchez at the skills that -- beating.
And you know take him down as one thing with the single -- don't get it you're gonna have to be able to switch to a double.
And there's not -- even we've taken down.
What you do with him when he gets down this guy is excellent did you -- you really can get back up so.
He's his hard -- to beat him but you know what you got four ounce gloves.
-- anything can happen a mistake can happen or you -- have been -- I can take advantage of it but.
Even though I get to 55 pound actually three would have been done and Tyson Griffin and Gray Maynard over -- extreme good tour.
Men PGA is the nightmare.
Or this talk about Frank Mir vs.
Chicago Frank Mir as did away said talked a lot of smack before the fight but he acted -- -- to -- C.
What was your assessment of a Frank -- I mean.
I I really it's -- -- -- -- put to sleep is that you need to do we division.
I've I've been a skeptic of frankly is ever since he came back from motorcycle accident.
And what happened with him he's.
He's come back.
He came back in the verify.
Came back and you know knocked out it's the -- on.
-- submitted its ER about knocked out Antonio -- -- and then now this past weekend knocked out CHEIK CONGO.
I said this guy had annoyance even get into no verified I was like well no there was injured he was dead dead meat is -- in slow motion.
And you know now -- went not data of the -- striker -- can CHEIK CONGO and it's a mix of.
I have nothing but good things say about Frank Mir that won't.
-- reality is a lot of people disrespect checked Congo's game I mean he's a guy who's loses sort of a journeyman fighter in heavyweight division never gonna be a champion.
What is your assessment of him and -- be covering the sport for a long time I think he's a great fighter and I really like him as a person.
But I kind of agree with the skeptics he's not ever going to be champion is he gain weight fighter he's somebody that you were just throwing errors to me look at -- you know I hate to say it that way.
You know the thing -- the -- CONGO -- he trains at wolf there academy in the UK in and they have some great rest is that is some great.
He JJ specialists and I think he will improve the thing was that.
Frankly a -- them and I was the one thing that people have been expecting it not be taken down and then submit them frankly are called it shocking thing is gonna -- and he says -- taking down.
He said that Chicago what -- happened you took him unconscious it was unbelievable the fact that he did it did so it's an eighteen seconds.
I CHEIK CONGO defeated miracle cro cop that's a big -- and -- before miracle sort of declined and his skills I think he could still be a force he's just kind of you know he's gone through this rough patch he -- Painful Alaska's all American wrestler the guy can do -- -- completely control them on the ground but he -- them a couple times in the fight.
If he can learn a bit of ground game in the heavyweight division I still think he can be -- -- I don't think you'll be a champion but I still think he can hang with those guys.
-- Frazier -- Las Vegas that's where Frank Mir trays out in Vegas.
What do people talk about Frank -- these days I mean we talked about his comeback we talked about the -- -- that motorcycle accident and then the the fight -- Brock Lesnar.
These days what.
What are people talking about in Vegas about Frank Mir.
And I think the same thing with -- -- -- -- a guy who won a title before you really have to work hard.
And -- everybody -- he's immensely talented.
It was when he was gonna put it off together when when you gonna start -- networking and -- work ethic and to go with is immense skills I found out a few years ago he admits -- this guy that you know what he has some things there but he had to be well in the work edited.
The Brock Lesnar the last fight told them is like you know what your talent is only gonna take you so far and I think everybody in -- knew that don't want to start putting it together.
Didn't in the good strength and conditioning program that he could be a force in the heavyweight division and it was interesting when I got to Memphis I -- by his hotel room and -- -- and be standing out on the hallway with his shirt off and I was like.
Holy crap is due to its huge job nesting in that huge with ads and I was like you know going Odom mark Philippines working the strength conditioning -- paid off.
-- -- 25 pounds for this fight really has must have.
Brock Lesnar in his sights and you have see what the rumor is he will fight -- car -- for an interim heavyweight championship belt.
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