Originally Posted by thewinfella
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
Fitch took Penn down 3 times in the third round. He reversed him once in the first, once in the second.
I understand it's been worn out by now but MacDonald was just 20 years old. You're right - from that fight he did have a lot of work to do. But I think he's worked out the kinks. Penn is the better overall grappler, there's no denying that.
Did we seen MacDonald's submission defense tested in the Condit fight?