Originally Posted by rac2
how can everybody assume he fights more comfortably at 155 if he never fought in such weight class?
Because the man has said himself that his future was at lightweight, all the way back when he WEC Champ. He never intended to cut to 145 for his entire career. Do you know something he doesn't?
Even if he loses his first Lightweight Title fight, I seriously doubt he returns to 145 just to hold that title, that's no improvement. He has literally dominated EVERYONE down there that is even close to the title picture:
Mendes, Swanson, Edgar, Lamas, Zombie, & Faber (if he were to return to FW).. The list goes on & on.
Also, it's doubtful that he & BJ would even fight, & just as doubtful that Penn will beat Frankie.
There are plenty of new challenges for @ Lightweight, & really there is no reason for him to return to FW to rematch all of the fighters he defeated before.. He has nothing to prove at FW, unless someone he has never faced emerges as the new divisional kingpin, (McGreGOAT?).. but that's wishful thinking.