Where the hell is BJ?


HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

  1. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

  2. Mirko Cro Cop

  3. Josh Barnett

  4. Randy Couture

  5. Gabriel Gonzaga

  6. Tim Sylvia

  7. Andrei Arlovski

  8. Fabricio Werdum

  9. Aleksander Emelianenko


1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

  1. Quinton Jackson

  2. Chuck Liddell

  3. Dan Henderson

  4. Wanderlei Silva

  5. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

  6. Ricardo Arona

  7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

  8. Tito Ortiz

  9. Kazuhiro Nakamura


1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Matt Lindland

  1. Anderson Silva

  2. Paulo Filho

  3. Rich Franklin

  4. Dan Henderson

  5. Denis Kang

  6. Nathan Marquardt

  7. Robbie Lawler

  8. Kazuo Misaki

  9. Frank Trigg


1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Matt Serra

  1. Georges St. Pierre

  2. Matt Hughes

  3. Josh Koscheck

  4. Karo Parisyan

  5. Diego Sanchez

  6. Jon Fitch

  7. Jake Shields

  8. Akira Kikuchi

  9. Carlos Condit

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160 pounds and lower)

1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Takanori Gomi

  1. Hayato Sakurai

  2. Gilbert Melendez

  3. Tatsuya Kawajiri

  4. Shinya Aoki

  5. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

  6. Joachim Hansen

  7. Mitsuhiro Ishida

  8. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto

  9. Sean Sherk


BJ isn't a mainstay in any division, yet, and he lost 2 of his last 3 fights in the UFC.

He's my favorite fighter and I truly believe one of the baddest mutherfuckers on the planet, but he can't be ranked right now if for no other reason than he doesn't actually belong to any of the weightclasses RIGHT NOW.

He hasn't beat anyone top 10 in years, he'll be there soon enough if he wants to stay active. Plus those rankings are mostly ridiculous and based on opinion rather than actual accomplishments.

Penn lost 2 back to back at 170 in 2006, and now has one win at 155 against an unranked Pulver. You can't rank on potential. Going back to 2005, Pen was 1-1 for the year.

If you want to know where BJ is....go to www.bjpenn.com

Well in any case you would think that his two losses against high rated opponents would have kept him in the mix, and both losses were attributed to injury as well.

Not saying he is top 5, but at least in top 10 you would think.

"Not saying he is top 5, but at least in top 10 you would think."

I personally think he's the best 155lb fighter in the world right now, but as someone already said "they rank you on accomplishments and not potential." I'd love to see him snag the lightweight belt.

how can they have Karo over Diego? I know Karo has more experience, but still, Sanchez has the victory over him.