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Montreal's Georges St Pierre defeated longtime rival BJ Penn last night in what had been billed as a match between two of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed-martial arts.

Hawaii's Penn, known as "the Prodigy," challenged St Pierre to a rematch of their 2006 fight, which was a narrow and controversial victory for St Pierre. But despite Penn's confidence that he would avenge the earlier loss, the rematch was anything but close, as St Pierre completely dominated the fight. Penn was beaten so badly in the later stages of the fight that his trainer threw in the towel after the fourth round.

The dominant performance cements St Pierre's reputation as one of the best fighters in the world. St Pierre is on a very short list (along with Steve Nash and Justin Morneau) of Canadian athletes who are regarded as elite stars in professional sports that are not hockey.

-k

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This fight was really no contest, because B.J. Penn is not big enough or strong enough to fight GSP in the first place. All George had to do was show up healthy on fight night, and it was over before the first round. Penn dropped down to the lightweight division for a reason.....he's just not big enough to fight the best welterweights. Now, maybe he'll decide to take the fat off and hang on to his lightweight title, instead of gaining weight and trying to move up a division.

In boxing, we've seen the same thing happen throughout the history of the sport. There have been many great champions who start moving up the weight classes when they get older and have more trouble making weight. The only boxers who were able to move up successfully, have been the ones who relied on their speed and mobility to win fights. The knockout punchers and inside fighters don't fare as well when they step in the ring against bigger and stronger opponents. Even when they are able to win, their KO percentages take a nosedive.

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The dominant performance cements St Pierre's reputation as one of the best fighters in the world. St Pierre is on a very short list (along with Steve Nash and Justin Morneau) of Canadian athletes who are regarded as elite stars in professional sports that are not hockey.

-k

Yep, here in Canada we might not be good at too many things, but we can still throw balls through hoops, ice skate and hit things with sticks at the same time, strike a moving ball with a bit of wood and then run a lot, and (last but not least) KICK YOUR ASS.

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