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
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
After an action-packed UFC 175 and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale event over the weekend (Sat., July 5 and Sun., July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada, plenty of fighters are still feeling the buzz; however, B.J. Penn is likely suffering from the worst post-fight hangover after losing to Frankie Edgar for the third time in the main event of the TUF 19 Finale, forcing him to retire.
Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) capped off International Fig more
It's hard to leave behind seats so close you can literally reach out and touch the fighters as they walk out of the UFC Octagon. But leave them I did, abandoning press row for the long hike up to section 205 at the very top of the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Most of the time I'm able to keep my journalist face on, especially when sitting among my peers. I admit that mine isn't as good as some others—Fox's Michael Chiappetta, for example, never seems to change expressions over the course of five more
BJ Penn retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) last Sunday, AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! "BJ should continue to fight at 145. That crazy strategy should retire, not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive butterfly guard. 35 is not old. He's in amazing shape. He didn't lose because his body is breaking down. He lost the way he did because of that strange strategy. The whole world was confused. He should stay at 145, and fig more
In part two of the objective retrospective, we reflect on BJ Penn's journey to Japan, and his bout the members of the Gracie family. Was this where Penn lost the allure, or strengthened it?
In Part 2 of this trip down memory lane, I'll focus primarily in his detour following his debut, and his time spent in Japan and outside the UFC. Check out Part 1 if you can't read enough about Penn. Fans who weren't familiar with Pride Fighting Championships wouldn't understand the allure of going to Japan i more
BJ Penn looked different in his third meeting with Frankie Edgar on Sunday.
He looked noticeably leaner in the cage as he was making his featherweight debut, but most fans have been talking about the new style he decided to use against his rival. Appearing on The MMA Hour, Penn's longtime friend and coach Jason Parillo made sure to clear his name.
"I would never in a million years develop that new style," Parillo said. "Never in a million years."
He's not the only one who questioned Penn's new s more
In this final installment of the 'objective retrospective', we'll look at B.J. Penn's dominance at Lightweight in the UFC, and what to make of his legacy. In part 3 of our trip down memory lane, we'll at look at Penn's brief time atop the LW division, and subsequent fall. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already. Following his loss to Matt Hughes, BJ Penn was being given another shot at UFC relevancy, but this time in the Lightweight division. His opponent was Jens Pulver: the man who more