“Technically wise, I think if they put everything together, I think BJ [is the best fighter in the world]. I would love to have my hands on a guy like BJ. As far as the stuff that he can do and pull off, that’s a guy that can knock you out or submit you; whatever he wants to do. If you make a mistake he’ll drop you, and if you make a mistake on the ground and leave an arm he will pull an arm bar.” -Bas Rutten
MMA legend and famed trainer Bas Rutten tells TapouT Radio who he believes to be the best fighter in the world. Rutten would like to work with Penn as he trains to regain the lightweight title he lost to Frankie Edgar when the two meet at UFC 118 on Aug. 28.
The former dominant lightweight champion dropped a close, controversial decision to Edgar at UFC 112 back in April. Penn appeared sluggish during the contest and it was revealed weeks after the fight that he was battling a sinus infection and was on antibiotics. Was the sinus infection to blame for Penn’s sub-par performance, or is Frankie Edgar‘s quickness, agility and boxing too much for Penn to handle?
A healthy BJ Penn is a scary MotherF@#cker…