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A tale of contrasting personalities

Georges St. Pierre's long-awaited rematch with B.J. Penn has mega-fight written all over it, writes Brian D'Souza.

Originally Published: January 28, 2009
By Brian J. D'Souza | Special to ESPN.com

Saturday's showdown between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn represents one of MMA's true super-fights.

The ante has been upped significantly with the reigning champion at welterweight facing current champion at lightweight during the prime of both men's careers. This alone makes it a must-see event, but there's another reason that compels audiences to witness this moment in history: Penn, 13-4-1, and St. Pierre, 17-2, represent the most sophisticated evolution of the modern MMA fighter, ...

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