At the same time, "The Prodigy" is sad that it came at the expense of his friend Chael Sonnen's two failed drug tests. On the heels of the news that Chael Sonnen had failed a second consecutive drug test, B.J. Penn had a smile on his face.
No, "The Prodigy" isn't elated that "The American Gangster" got caught -- they're actually good friends -- but because athletic commissions are now testing for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO); the two banned substances Sonnen tested positiv more
Last call! "This is B.J. Penn's last fight possibly. If he wins, we'll see what he does from there, but if he loses, I will actually push for him to retire.... It could be possibly watching Michael Jordan playing his last basketball game. It could be Tiger Woods' last golf game." -- Stop me if you've heard this one before ... okay, don't. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White appeared on FOX Sports 1 (via MMAFighting.com) earlier this evening to promote the organization's upc more
Dana White said that if BJ Penn loses this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will be pushing the former champion to retire.
B.J. Penn has won UFC titles in two divisions, and as the sure-fire hall-of-fame fighter prepares to drop down on yet another weight class, Dana White has said that this may just be the last time he does compete for the promotion. According to the UFC president, if he doesn't win this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will try to make 'the Prodigy' hang up the gloves. more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was on "America's Pregame" earlier this week via FOX Sports talking about his tough decision to fire Chael Sonnen (read the full transcript here), as well as his intention to coax BJ Penn into retirement with a loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale this Sunday (July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (read that quote here). Of course, White also dishes some dirt of UFC 175 (results), the other major mixed martial arts ( more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar expects a different BJ Penn but the same result in their third fight at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on July 5. more
Two-division UFC champion BJ Penn spoke with members of the media ahead of the TUF 19 Finale, where he discussed a variety of topics including how he feels at featherweight and whether he may retire following the event on Sunday. more
A rivalry over four years in the making will end tonight (July 6, 2014) when Frankie Edgar meets BJ Penn for a third time in the TUF 19 Finale main event from Las Vegas, Nevada. "The Prodigy" has been out of action for quite some time. Is there any way he can knock off "The Answer" at 145 pounds? Read our fight preview to find out!
Tonight (July 6, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweights Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn will go to battle in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) more
That was uncomfortable. The main event of tonight's (Sun., July 6, 2014) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured legendary former Lightweight Champion BJ Penn getting one more cracking at solving a puzzle that has baffled him twice before in Frankie Edgar. This time, he would do so in his first career bout contested at 145-pounds.
This also may or may not have served as his retirement fight.
If so, he went out on the lowest note possi more
Following a third-round TKO loss at the hands of Frankie Edgar Sunday night, BJ Penn decided to put an end to his UFC career.
The 35-year-old legend announced the news inside the Octagon following The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, and Fox Sports' Mike Chiappetta captured a quote: UFC president Dana White commented on the decision via MMAFighting.com:
Penn finishes his career at 16-10-2 overall. Although, with five losses and a draw in his last seven fights, his final record doesn't exactly do him more