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:
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Prior to BJ Penn hanging up his gloves last night, his former opponent and fellow UFC legend Jens Pulver also confirmed his retirement this past weekend.
B.J. Penn has decided to call it quits following a loss to rival Frankie Edgar on Sunday night, capping a hall-of-fame career that saw him win UFC titles in two weight divisions. Prior to the TUF 19 Finale though, Penn's former opponent and fellow UFC legend in Jens Pulver also decided to officially announce his retirement.
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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.
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On episode 46 of "The MMA Beat," the panel discuss the implications of cancelling UFC 176, BJ Penn's unceremonious retirement from the sport, whether Ronda Rousey is the Mike Tyson of MMA, Conor McGregor and more. more
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