Merely two fights ago, former UFC champ BJ Penn was unquestionably the planet’s baddest lightweight. It was a foregone conclusion the Hawaiian would sleepwalk his way to becoming the division’s G.O.A.T. since he was trouncing every 155-pounder that dared to cross his destructive path.
On paper, Penn’s 15-6-1 professional record isn’t anything to write to Hawaii about. However, that’s what happens when you consistently pit yourself against the world’s best – even if that means chasing after bigger and stronger adversaries. Despite all of his achievements and spectacular highlight reel moments, UFC president Dana White is unsure where Penn sits among the sport’s greats after getting thrashed in consecutive outings.
“BJ Penn should be undefeated,” White recently told ESPN.com. “All-time, his legacy… I don’t know where he sits now. He couldn’t do anything against Edgar. He got completely dominated.”
They always say sequels never live up to the original, however Edgar’s masterpiece on Saturday night has the brash promoter thinking the 31-year-old Penn may have lost a step… or two.
“It looked like it the other night,” White matter-of-factly stated.