I just rewatched Hughes/Penn I for the first time in many years on the upset show. What a testament to the evolution of the sport. When I watched this one live on ppv, it was an exciting, fast, technically brilliant fight between (arguably) the two most skilled martial artists. It blew my mind and many others when Penn won. If I had seen this fight today, not knowing the names and faces and their legacies, it might be no more than a bright spot on the prelims. The fighters are comparably slow and appear to lack top skills. The ground scrambles, while technically proficient, are nothing special. Maybe I'm just stating the obvious here, but these guys were the best in the world, and they stayed relevant in MMA for years after this fight. I expected to rewatch this fight and see it as at least current main card material, but it really isn't. That's a long way to come in just 11 years.