How well do you think penn would do now if he was to compete either gi or no gi against the top guys at his weight?
I remember marc Laimon said on mma junkie radio a couple of months ago before abu dhabi that on his list BJ penn was the no. 2 P4P grappler in the world behind marcelo garcia.
I though this was pretty shocking considering all the wrestling and striking training he does in addition to more conditioning that's probably required than if he was competing in bjj.
More surprising considering that I would have thought Laimon would have some insight into the top guys games having rolled with some of them unless his back is too bad? Rogan said on commentary that Laimon went on about how you can't underestimate just how tight penn's top game is until you've felt it.