Originally Posted by the_bigunit
Penn had trouble taking Diaz down and was taken down 4 times by Jon Fitch. I would chalk up the wrestling as at least one advantage for MacDonald.
Penn didnt shoot on Diaz, and Fitch to my knowledge took Penn down once, 3rd round
He reversed Penn twice while Penn had his back
MaCdonald is a solid wrestler, but his top game is nothing special, Condit may have an active guard but MaCdonald couldnt get much done against him in terms of control or damage, and he was in danger of being submitted, plus he was sweeped multiple times, Penn is a better all round grappler than MaCdonald, whilst MaCdonald may have a better conventional double leg, Penn has much much more in terms of attacking resilience