Originally Posted by Rise
I wouldn't exactly say Penn has been very successful at fighting above LW. He has a 2 wins at WW both against Hughes and that's it. The first win when Hughes was in his prime was impressive the second not so much. He's 2-5-1 fighting outside of LW.
I would really call his fight with Fedor as a true outside his weight class fight. I won't into to much opinion on it but wasn't overly impressed with that whole fight.
I heard the stat recently that BJ has only won 1 of his last 5 fights. At some level I knew that, but it's not how I think of him. It was really jarring and, for me, shows how much our bias (I'm a BJ fan) can color things.