Anderson Silva has been given the moniker as the “Greatest of All Time,” but he could bring himself to take such an honor. “The Spider” thought BJ Penn was more deserving of the name.
“In my opinion, BJ Penn is number one,” said Silva during the UFC 162 press conference.
Penn is only fighter to win the UFC’s lightweight and welterweight championship. He’s currently 16-9-2 and has spoken about one last run inside the Octagon. Penn hasn’t won since November 2010 and competed last in December of 2012. He’s out with an eye injury.
Silva will attempt to defend his middleweight championship for the 11th time at UFC 162. He takes on Chris Weidman from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on July 6.