This will drive the Penn nuthuggers crazy.
I do not question his warrior heart (amazing warrior, no fear and tough as nails).
And very skilled too - a highly dangerous first round fighter in particular.
But who has he really beaten? Even at LW when he was dominating he was beating Jenns Pulver (a natural fw), Joe daddy (mid-level), Sherk, sanchez and florian.
Impressive but I do not see him doing the same, even in his absolute prime, against the frankie edgars (who of course beat him twice while in his prime), benson hendersons, anthony pettises etc of the LW division. Penn was dominating a lesser breed, less skilled/talented bunch of fighters compared to the LWs of today.
overall he is 16-9 I think, although he is better than that record and a hall of famer but not among the truly great fighters IMO. That is, he is no GSP, A Silva, Fedor or J Jones.
Discuss rationally, or whine about it - up to you.
Most Talented Fighters: GSP, Silva, Aldo, Fedor (still), but the new breed is coming up - watch out for Velasquez! Why was Fedor the No. 1 p4p fighter for so long? Because he is rock solid mentally.