Dennis Siver and BJ Penn have been on the quite the losing streaks and while the UFC may never cut Penn it may be hard to provide a reason for him to continue fighting after this matchup at UFC 199. The event takes place in LA and is headlined by two title fights with Chris Weidman taking on Luke Rockhold and Faber facing off with Dominick Cruz. Will this be a return to form for Penn?
BJ seems dedicated to actually putting in a good performance as he has been hard at work training with Greg Jackson who has been known to take the past their prime, Andrei Arlovski, and unmoldable, Alistair Overeem, and make them into competent and title contending fighters again. Now, Penn will enter winless in his last four fights and only one win in his last seven which came over the past his prime Hughes. His last win before that was seven years ago when he was champion at 155. now, he faces off with a fighter around the same age with just as many miles on his fight odometer.
Save only has one win in his last five fights which came over, at the time, promotional newcomer Charles Rosa. Before that, his other wins date back four years ago. Then again these fighters are both taking on tough fighters but a loss is a loss regardless. Now, they have change to fight someone in the same age as themselves, but one has to wonder what a win will do? Do they have the legs to become a champion again or will they flounder after this one fight? Only time will tell but it might be fun to see what BJ has up his sleeve with greg Jackson behind him.