I can't believe people are still falling for the "Penn is is great shape" lies once again. You would think after several times of him disappointing that people would start to get the picture.
Penn needs a 1st round finish. Because he will gas again, like he usually does.
Part of it is true, and part of it is hype. Even Rogan has been known to make the statement, 'Your job as BJ's opponent is to not give him a reason to get off the couch and into the gym' and that statement has some truth to it. Penn has a hard time staying motivated for an 8 week training camp, he likes to take time off and not be serious. If you give him a reason to be in his best shape it isn't just his cardio that is better, ALL of Penn is better.
So I guess a better statement would be "A motivated BJ" rather than an "In shape BJ".