As we near the end of November, UFC 92 creeps closer. You know the huge end of the year card that features a LHW championship bout, an Interim HW championship bout, and a super fight that pits two rivals against each other for a third time. If this card is so big, then why can't anyone stop talking about B.J. Penn vs. Georges St. Pierre?
Penn and GSP won't fight for another three months, yet the videos, articles, and blogs about them are piling up. When Pride FC and the UFC became one, Dana White spoke of super fights; the UFC was to become the Super Bowl of MMA.
Flashes of Fedor and Sylvia, Franklin and Hendo, Silva and Liddell, and Gomi and Sherk all ran through people's minds. Like a young man on his wedding night, we all licked our lips in anticipation.
We've been happy to watch fights such as, Liddell vs. Jackson, Hendo vs. Jackson, Hendo vs. Silva, Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga, Rua vs. Griffin, and Liddell vs. Silva. These super fights didn't disappoint, for the most part.
What they may have done is condition us UFC fans into believing that every card should have a super fight.
B.J. Penn is pound for pound one of the best in the world. With his new dedication to the sport, this man has the ability to not only take GSP's title, but attack Anderson Silva if he wanted to. He has respectfully fought at 205, is a legend at age 29, and has beaten some of the best.
GSP is one of the most athletically gifted people on the planet. In dismantling Hughes and Fitch in his last few fights, he's proved he also is one of the pound for pound best.
Two of the top p4p fighters clashing? This has the potential to out do Hendo v Silva. In that fight, Hendo of course came up from 183 and defeated Silva at 205. Can B.J also upset the larger man? That's for another article.
Fights like Penn vs. GSP don't come around all the time. The hype from the first fight, the fact they're both champions this time around, and Penn's new outlook on life fuel this fight beyond any other fight coming up. This is why nobody can stop thinking about the possibilities.