BJ Penn vs. GSP?

NEIL SPRINGER -- SLAM! Sports

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Last night at UFC 84: Ill Will (The Prodigy) BJ Penn secured his spot atop the UFC lightweight division. By finishing Sean Sherk at the end of round three, he is now the undisputed king at 155 lbs. However, he seems ready to throw that all away to get another shot at Georges (Rush) St. Pierre.

The two fought once before at UFC 58 where St. Pierre earned a very close split-decision victory. Some still feel Penn won the fight as he dished out more punishment than St. Pierre, whose takedowns won him the judges' nod.

Should Penn move back up to welterweight? Personally, I'd like to see him fight a couple more times at 155 lbs. - the winner of Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta at UFC 87 will be next in line - but I would jump at the opportunity to see him do battle with St. Pierre again.

I'd hate to try and make a prediction for that fight.

IS THE WANDERLEI SILVA OF OLD BACK?

The highlight of UFC 84 was Silva's devastating knockout of Keith Jardine, which took less than 40 seconds. It was great to see his slump finally come to an end.

Following three tough losses in a row, some were even speculating that The Axe Murderer was done. Last night's win immediately throws him back into the mix, but is he still the same fighter that dominated the sport for years?

It's too early to say, but I'm salivating at the idea of Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson 3.

ONE MORE WIN AND LYOTO MACHIDA DESERVES A TITLE SHOT

Following his complete domination of Tito Ortiz, Machida is primed for a light-heavyweight title shot. There are still some very game opponents at 205 lbs. who are in contention, but right now Machida is more deserving than any.

If he can earn one more victory, the UFC will have no choice but to give him a crack at the winner of Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin.

Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell and Mauricio (Shogun) Rua are destined to fight, so they're both out of the question as far as potential opponents go.

What's Rashad Evans up to these days?

FANS FINALLY GOT TO SEE THE REAL SOKOUDJOU

People blab on about the importance of a good first impression, but it's safe to say UFC fans and Sokoudjou got off on the wrong foot. Can't they just give it another shot?

Last night Sokoudjou was everything he was hyped to be - an explosive and devastating striker. It's great to see him make an impact as his style is perfect for the casual MMA fan - i.e. people who hate the submission aspect of the game.

KEEP AN EYE ON GORAN RELJIC

Goran Reljic's performance was definitely the surprise of the night. After a very tough back-and-forth match, he managed to put away Wilson Gouveia in decisive fashion.

It's way too early to speculate whether he would make a good opponent for Anderson Silva, but he definitely adds some much-needed depth to the middleweight division.

Both Reljic and Gouveia were given $75,000 bonuses for earning the UFC's fight of the night honour.


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