Originally Posted by ashokjr
Agreed but here is the thing. He does have a high percentage of loses in his record. Goes far to show that even though talent is good, there is simply no substitute for hard work.
Penn has achieved more in this sport than most people even dream of in their respective careers.
He's a two division title holder at 2 weight classes above where he could and should be fighting, he went the distance with Machida at heavyweight (Machida weighed 225 in that fight), and has defended his title more than anyone in the division at LW, and is considered the most dominant 155er in the sports history at this point by many.
Out of this 26 fights, 11 of them are title fights and out of his last 12 fights, 9 of them were title fights. His losses mean little, he only fights champions and #1 contenders.