B.J. Penn was thoroughly manhandled when he tried to move up to welterweight at UFC 94, but he's still the best lightweight in mixed martial arts, and he has a big lightweight title fight against Kenny Florian coming up this summer.
On my list of the 10 best lightweights in MMA, Penn is first and Florian is fourth. Second on the list is Shinya Aoki, who is about to follow in Penn's footsteps and try moving up to welterweight, in Aoki's case to participate in Dream's upcoming welterweight tournament. The full lightweight Top 10 is below.
MMA Top 10 Lightweights: 1-B.J. Penn, 2-Shinya Aoki, 3-Sean Sherk originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:13:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.