BJ Penn is not the fighter we remember.
His offensive output has dropped considerably, and he no longer resembles an athlete who enjoys doing what he does.
But as lackluster as Penn looked this past weekend at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Frankie Edgar needs to be held accountable for his immediate demise.
As one of the best pound-for-pound fighters around, Edgar sometimes gets overlooked when it comes to the elite contenders in the world.
Maybe it's because he's been around the block and people somehow confuse his longevity for tapped potential.
Whichever ill-advised notion people have in their empty skulls, it's time to realize that Edgar is just as good as he's ever been.
That's a scary thought because he's finally found his natural home at 145 pounds.
Now while he's only posted a 2-3 record over his last five bouts, three of which were title fights, Edgar is finally finding his groove.
All he has to do is stay healthy, pick off the division's best and wait for the UFC to cash in on his popularity and marketability, and Edgar will find himself fighting for a championship sometime next year.
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