By Kris Karkoski on December 22, 2010
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A lot of MMA observers, myself included, assumed that Gray Maynard would have a significant training camp edge over Frankie Edgar come New Years night.
Watching this video shows that Edgar is getting the benefit of Ricardo Almeida’s wisdom, in particular when he speaks of not training for a specific fighter, but more for that fighter’s techniques, such as Maynard’s Xtreme Couture “catch boxing” style.
This fight might be a lot tougher and closer than those hordes of Maynardians are thinking it will be…
Who would win if it’s Bj Penn vs Maynard?
As with any BJ Penn fight, if he comes down to the cage in a proper frame of mind and out of a strong Marinovich’ed training camp, Maynard gets beat just like any other 155 on the planet.
If Penn comes down to the cage having spent 7 or 8 weeks hanging with his brother and the rest of their Hilo posse sort of working out and sort of b!tching about motivation and compensation, then Maynard stands as good a chance of beating Penn as Edgar did, although in a much different way of course…
From you last para I am getting an impression that Penn was not 100% both of the time against Edgar? I hought Edgar is just superior and electrifying. He can beat penn 10 out of 10 times if that happens.
Of course Edgar fans might understandably disagree, but there is a distinct difference between BJ Penn coming to the cage ready and/or motivated, and when he comes to the cage not ready and/or not motivated.
His entire career has been marked by this inconsistency, and Penn himself touches briefly on it in his biography…
So I guess u r seeing it from a BJ Penn fan’s POV ;)
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