Posted by Twenty20Dollars
Almost in the same position as Hughes and Franklin.
Yeah, you pretty much hit the nail on the head there. If I recall correctly, isn't the reason Franklin moved up to LHW because the UFC pretty much sat him down and was like "Look, here's the thing, you can't compete at MW anymore because you are probably going to beat everyone not named Anderson Silva, so you will be eliminating all of the possible contenders for the belt, and we can't have you be the only guy fighting for the belt."
That's kinda how it is for BJ at LW. We all have our opinions of who deserves the shot at the winner of Maynard and Edgar, and regardless of whether or not we agree on who it is that should be the number one contender, we could all make valid arguments as to why our guy deserves the next shot over someone elses, so the UFC can't really have BJ down at 155 creating an even bigger cluster f@%k out of the LW title picture than it already is. Really, it's kinda like Budgellism said, based on his accomplishments and everything, BJ has nothing left to prove really, so all they can do is create really dynamic and exciting match ups for Penn like his current match up with Diaz.