What Babalu and BJ Penn have in common

Man, I go away for a few days and half the internet grows a big hairy vagina. The latest big hairy vaginal secretion from this big hairy vagina is all about how Renato Sobral is on par with Hitler and John Tesh as one of the most evil men in the world. While I’m not going to outright defend Babalu, I am going to say one thing: The majority of the retards out there dishing out on this subject were dishing BEFORE THEY EVEN SAW WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.

Yes, Sobral held the choke for a whole three missisippis after the tap. But so did BJ Penn back in June against Jens Pulver. Where was the outrage then? Instead, everyone just said “Wow, I’m going to BJPENN.COM!”

There’s no doubt that what Babalu did was wrong, and it’s definitely a good idea for the NSAC to suspend and fine him to set precident. But where was the screaming lynch mob when BJ Penn did the exact same thing? Or does this only apply because Babalu was also squeezing blood out of David Heath’s head like a backyard sprinkler toy?

In the end I think the majority of this hullabaloo is unnecessary. The story of Babalu strangling Heath ‘half to death’ made it’s rounds through the internet before anyone even saw the damned fight. And once that became the primary focus for the entire internet, it has been blown way out of proportion. Well, you all can enjoy your ‘Two Minutes Hate’ on your own. Yeah, Babalu did something dumb and dangerous, and yeah it looks like he’s definitely going to pay for it. But I’ve already got someone hanging on the cross, and his name is Jesus. He died for our sins, and that’s all right. So let’s just remember that and the teachings of Christ our Lord and Savior.

  • Teufel

    I was actually making the exact same comment to a friend yesterday about the Babalu choke. The only difference between what Babalu did and what Penn did is Penn let go before Pulver went unconscious, even though Penn held onto his choke a second or two longer.

  • Jonathan

    Babalu does not have the…well, cult status that BJ Penn has. People, for some reason, believe that BJ Penn could beat God AND Godzilla in a 2 way handicap match….so therefore, he can get away with stuff like that. I do not think that he can beat Matt Hughes.

  • intenso

    don’t fuck with Babalu.

    This whole thing will only make him more popular in the long run.

  • Ryan

    Don’t forget Kampmann-McFedries

  • Teufel

    One other thing they have in common: they’ve both been arrested for something stupid. Although Penn is the only one of the two to be arrested for smacking a cop around.

  • http://cagebuzz.wordpress.com/files/2007/08/matt-copy.jpg Joe

    good point. but there are some subtle differences in how the fights ended. heath went to sleep, with babalu prancing around defiantly. bj and jens ended up rolling on the canvas, exchanging man hugs and talking about how they were going to be BFF. that probably had an effect on how people perceive the two events.

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