Originally Posted by ZZtigerZZ81
Penn is one of the most overrated fighters in the UFC WW division at least.
If you have to begin every sentence with if,should, or would then it is probably an unecessary statement. Penn matches up well against wrestlers and people that rely on ground and pound. Once GSP could see again he dominated the fight (rounds 2 and 3). As for the Hughes fight, that is like the only credential that he is remembered for. If he was really as great as every one states he is then there would be many more fghts that would be talked about when boosting his rep. Hughes has gotten way better since that fight and BJ has been way to convinced that he is the best fighter in the world and thinks that he doesn't need to train as hard. He needs to wake up and realize that there are hungry competitors out there looking to kick his ass. Until he does that he will be unable to win at any weight class. As for him and ACE. Please, the only way he would win that one is if they gave him a firearm. Then it is still questionable. Look at what he did to Louiseau for nearly half an hour. It would take like 3 seconds for his wig to split by Franklin. YES I AM A HUGE FAN OF FRANKLIN'S. But that aside, Penn has potential he just needs to realize that he is not the best fighter in the world. And two of those weight classes he thinks he can get the belt in (170 and 185) have a couple of them holiding those belts.
I concur that you have no idea what you're talking about. All you know is what the Countdown tells you. You hear so much about him beating Matt Hughes because they are trying to emphasize to new fans like yourself the fact that he is a ****in beast. He DOMINATED that fight from start to finish. Matt looked like a complete amateur in that fight which was incredible. BJ Penn deserves all the credit he can get for that fight and more. If you were a true MMA fan then you would realize that the Hughes victory wasn't "his only credential". I would say that wins over Renzo and Rodrigo Gracie are pretty impressive, as well as Takanori Gomi.
And as for you saying he only matches up well with ground and pounders and wrestlers, well unfortunately you made an ass of yourself again. BJ also fights in K-1 which if I'm not mistaken is a kickboxing organization. If you knew anything at all about BJ Penn before posting that, then, well you probably wouldn't have posted it at all cuz most of it is BS. He beats stand-up fighters just as easily as ground fighters using either technique. He has submission wins and knock-out wins pretty much evenly with a couple decisions thrown in. He'll dominate 155 for sure, more than likely take the 170 title as well, and definately at least stands a chance against Ace.