Survey Thursday - BJ Penn or Georges St. Pierre?

January 29th, 2009
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* Who are you picking to win at UFC 94: BJ Penn or Georges St. Pierre?

These two bruthas are arguably the best pound for pound MMA fighters in history and they will be facing off this Saturday in Las Vegas for the UFC Welterweight Championship (again). Penn is a local boy from Hilo and has a HUGE following both in Hawaii as well as in the MMA community. St. Pierre is an athletic stud from Canada and is loved by the more mainstream/every day fan. Women especially swoon over him for his physique. Which side are you on for this one man?

Me? I gotta go with our local boy Penn. Not only is he from our aina, but he is unbelievably talented in the art of combat, and makes me crack up in every interview he does. I just love it that people outside of Hawaii are also huge fans of his. Represent baby!


Results from last week (How Old You Stay?)

  • Tie - I could be your dad!: 8 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Tie - You're cool! We could've been classmates son!: 8 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Me, Adam & Eve were homies!: 1
  • Anyone born in the 70s or before is old brah!: 4
  • Shut up and lemme get back to the Disney Channel!: 2
  • You could be MY dad!: 0 (Whew!)

I'm flying out to Vegas tonight for a little UFC 94/Super Bowl 43/snowboarding action so I'll see y'all next week a-ight? I'll be checking the results of this Survey Thursday on my breaks throughout the day and on my phone when I leave though, so be sure to vote k? Shoots!

Happy Survey Thursday y'all! It's almost Aloha Friday!!!

24 Responses to “Survey Thursday - BJ Penn or Georges St. Pierre?”

  1. kuya.d:

    U know - Hilo!

    Did you get to see the last UFC primetime tonite? What are your thoughts bruddah ed?

    WWE in vegas babee! Post pictures from the fight!


  2. HNL2LAS:

    BJ PENN Baybeeeee! Is there really an option? Like, FO REAL! bahahaahh honestly if anyone says GSP here, I will be amazed!hehe....My fren back in LV who is totally into UFC, keeps givin me crap, that of course GSP gonna win... "sorry, your boy gonna LOSE".... shaddup shaddup shaddup!!! Hawaii boy all da way, he gonna be the holder of TWO titles soon!

    Have a great time, I am SOOOO JealouS!!!!


  3. Coconut Willy:

    Sorry, don't follow the bloodsport. But I hope the Hilo boy wins.

    GO STEELERS!


  4. bB:

    bj


  5. Ynaku:

    No watch that sport, but Hilo Boy to win :D


  6. MakiSushi:

    BJ - all da way!

    Have a good trip Ed! Bring back plenty pictures too!


  7. Paco:

    seems like most things I've been hearing or reading says GSP. But I think BJ can do it. I like what one of BJ's trainers said on the UFC special last night on Spike...GSP is an athlete, but BJ is a better fighter. If his conditioning is better than the first fight I see BJ taking it.


  8. NeedaHobby:

    I don't follow the fights, but gotta go with the local boy, right? Have a fun and safe trip!


  9. uncle jimmy:

    Edward..

    So were you aware that BJ Penn's grandma was the little lei lady of waikiki.. one of the original Hawaiian entrepreneurs..

    His Mom is also a heavy hitter business women in her own right and a very beautiful and classy woman..

    Do we even want to get into the where his nickname came from story?

    BJ in a tap out..

    uj


  10. M:

    No watch dis sport but gotta go wit the home grown Penn all da way!


  11. Scott:

    BJ Penn!!!!


  12. World Wide Ed:

    * kuya.d:
    U know - Hilo!

    Did you get to see the last UFC primetime tonite? What are your thoughts bruddah ed?

    WWE in vegas babee! Post pictures from the fight!

    Not yet. Stay on my DVR. I'm saving it until right before the flight to get as amped as possible. Haha!

    * HNL2LAS:
    BJ PENN Baybeeeee! Is there really an option? Like, FO REAL! bahahaahh honestly if anyone says GSP here, I will be amazed!

    My co-worker is actually picking GSP. I almost flipped out! Haha! Nah, but at least I'll get a week's worth of plate lunches (with delivery service) if when BJ wins!

    * Coconut Willy:
    GO STEELERS!

    Plate lunch C Dubbs? :P

    * bB:
    bj

    Woo hoo! Good call bB!

    * Ynaku:
    No watch that sport, but Hilo Boy to win

    Awwwright!

    * MakiSushi:
    BJ - all da way!

    Have a good trip Ed! Bring back plenty pictures too!

    Will do MakiSushi! Hoping to get inside access for up close kine shots! *crossing fingers*

    * Paco:
    seems like most things I’ve been hearing or reading says GSP. But I think BJ can do it. I like what one of BJ’s trainers said on the UFC special last night on Spike…GSP is an athlete, but BJ is a better fighter. If his conditioning is better than the first fight I see BJ taking it.

    Yeah Pacs... I don't think I've ever seen BJ hurt or even cut. His face is made out of metal. Haha! I don't see it any other way other than a decisive finish by BJ or another close decision.

    * NeedaHobby:
    I don’t follow the fights, but gotta go with the local boy, right? Have a fun and safe trip!

    Mahalos N.a.H.!

    * uncle jimmy:
    Edward..

    So were you aware that BJ Penn’s grandma was the little lei lady of waikiki.. one of the original Hawaiian entrepreneurs..

    His Mom is also a heavy hitter business women in her own right and a very beautiful and classy woman..

    Do we even want to get into the where his nickname came from story?

    BJ in a tap out..

    uj

    Ho, you get da history yeah uji! Maybe I'll come to you for the back story if I can ever land an interview with BJ! ;)

    * M:
    No watch dis sport but gotta go wit the home grown Penn all da way!

    Word up Ms!

    * Scott:
    BJ Penn!!!!

    Yeah YEAH Scotty2Hotty!


  13. mcat:

    Love both of fighters....but gotta go with BJ Penn!!!


  14. Scott:

    Scotty2Hotty here, looks like we got twins today....
    I say Penn I saw him fight once and was so impressed. He looks kinda soft and not that strong, but his skills were incredible.


  15. tita leerz:

    Ed-you too funny.You totally knew how this poll was gonna turn out. Lazy bum..nah nah nah nah nah!

    With a name like Pierre? Come on! Makes you wanna hit'em just for fun.


  16. bB:

    good luck in vegas.

    hope you can make some money.


  17. Coconut Willy:

    * Coconut Willy:
    GO STEELERS!

    Plate lunch C Dubbs?

    Urr on!


  18. Grantos:

    GSP

    Steelers


  19. uncle jimmy:

    birds fly..

    steelworkers stuck in recession..

    don't even expeck it to be close..


  20. kuya.d:

    Owwwch! That was a brutal match. You win some, you lose some.


  21. swshawaii:

    Confidence is good. Arrogance is not. I have never watched on tv or seen a live UFC event. Boxing, amateur wrestling or any sanctioned martial art is a bona fide "sport". A competitor pinned on the floor in a head lock or leg scissors being punched with an open fist (gloves or not) is nothing more than street fighting. We have all heard this debate since the advent of MMA. I am offended being Hawaii born and raised to be "represented" by B.J. Penn.
    With the support of so many local people he has the charisma of an insecure school bully. Some humility could only benefit you in your retired life. Aloha..


  22. World Wide Ed:

    Sitting here at the airport headin' home and still pretty bummed about Saturday's result. I really wanted our local boy to make history and show the rest of the world what the 808 is all about. Still proud of BJ's fighting spirit and hope this loss lights a fire under him like never before. See y'all tomorrow!


  23. frankie:

    DUDE! GSP cheated!

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/2/2/744379/more-on-the-georges-st-pie


  24. World Wide Ed:

    * mcat:
    Love both of fighters….but gotta go with BJ Penn!!!

    Woo hoo! Love the spirit mcat!

    * Scott:
    Scotty2Hotty here, looks like we got twins today….

    Oh! Hahaha! Sorry, saw the name and thought that was you. Need to think of a new name for the "new" Scott. :)

    * tita leerz:
    With a name like Pierre? Come on! Makes you wanna hit’em just for fun.

    LOL! Did you know he's not American either? Hehe, nah!

    * bB:
    good luck in vegas.

    hope you can make some money.

    Mahalos bB! I tried... *sigh*

    * Coconut Willy:
    Plate lunch C Dubbs?

    Urr on!

    LOL! I guess I owe you a plate lunch eh C Dubbs!? Unless we were counting the spread. *grin*

    * Grantos:
    GSP

    Steelers

    Grantsradamus? *grin*

    * uncle jimmy:
    birds fly..

    steelworkers stuck in recession..

    don’t even expeck it to be close..

    Barn burner eh uji!? Boring game until the last quarter...

    * kuya.d:
    Owwwch! That was a brutal match. You win some, you lose some.

    Yup yup. I still have mad "respeck" for bruddah BJ.

    * swshawaii:
    I am offended being Hawaii born and raised to be “represented” by B.J. Penn.

    Ouch. Harsh word swshawaii, but you sure are entitled to your opinion. I think fighters have to exude confidence in order to do what they do in the ring. Most fighters think it's a 90% mental game as opposed to physical, which I find pretty close. BJ does a lot for the state of Hawaii, and its young people so I am not offended at all about being "represented" by him. Actually proud.

    * frankie:
    DUDE! GSP cheated!

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/2/2/744379/more-on-the-georges-st-pie

    That's the word on the street any way. Interested to see how this all pans out. You know Jackson's team is not going to admit anything...