Remember when it felt like
BJ Penn was probably going to win his next fight? Us, too. It was a
magical time, when “just scrapping” was a viable way to find wins
in the UFC. A time when talented rich kids could float breezily
through a schedule of fights that would kill a normal man. A time
when BJ Penn was king.
We have a simpler way of
describing this mythical era, and the language involved is bound to
offend friends, relatives, and fans alike, as well as Baby Jay
himself. We call it “over six years ago.”
Yep. The age of Penn has
come and gone, but here we are, with The Prodigy himself raring for
another comeback, and this time against one of the most dangerous
young prospects in the UFC, Yair Rodriguez. On this week’s Heavy
Hands, we discuss the methodologies of Penn and Rodriguez (they’re
not as different as you might think), and reflect on Penn’s legacy
as a martial artist.
But that’s not all. We’re
also breaking down the way that Joe Lauzon so artfully manages to
both live and die by the sword (or submission, as the case may be),
offering our reasons why you shouldn’t yet give up on Sergio
Pettis, and answering listener questions.
About the Podcast
Heavy Hands is a combat sports podcast that focuses on technical analysis. If you're a fan of fighting sports and martial arts and you want to expand your understanding of the finer points of face-punching, then this show is for you.