There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that B.J. Penn is a future UFC Hall of Famer. His mixed martial arts career began inside the Octagon at UFC 31, and over the course of his career he elevated the lightweight division to its marquee status and is one of only two men to hold UFC titles in two weight classes. A win over Frankie Edgar at the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday could add a new chapter to the legacy of “The Prodigy.” Since losing the UFC lightweight title to Frankie Edgar in April of 2010, and t more
Myles Jury has been vocal in his criticism of Nate Diaz this week, but it doesn't seem he's had to wait long to find out who his next opponent will be. After calling out Nate Diaz earlier this week for not signing to a supposed fight offer, Myles Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will apparently face another veteran of the division instead.
According to Fox Sports, the Alliance MMA product is being lined up to face former PRIDE FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi (35-9 (1 NC) MMA, 4-4 UFC) at the Saita more
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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Jens Pulver finally closed the curtain on his 47-fight MMA career. Speaking with Fox Sports anchor Karyn Bryant before The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Pulver said he's officially done with MMA, concluding what was a strange but ultimately successful run in the sport. "I think I've said it like three times today: I'm done. I'm done," Pulver said. This is not exactly shocking news, as whispers of Pulver's retirement have been in circulation since 2010, when the Illinois native was wrapping up a ca more
The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P more
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Tuesday. Here's a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. -- Pat Miletich will discuss getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
1:25 p.m. -- Jens Pulver will discuss his retirement from MMA.
1:45 p.m. -- Ronda Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan will look back at Rousey's dominant win over Alexis Davis.
2:05 p.m. -- Chad Mendes will discuss Jose Aldo pulling out of UFC 176 and where he goes from here.
2:25 p.m. -- BJ Penn's boxing coach Jason P more
On a weekend that UFC icon B.J. Penn walked away from competing in MMA, and Pat Miletich was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame, it was only fitting that Jens Pulver -- the pioneer of the lighter weight classes -- retired as well.Pulver was one of Penn’s biggest rivalries in the then newly created 155-pound division a decade ago. And Miletich was Pulver’s trainer, coach and mentor for all those glory years back in Bettendorf, Iowa, when Pulver was the UFC’s lightweight champion. They are all l more
Jens Pulver discusses his retirement from MMA. more
As Jens Pulver watched a contemporary and a longtime rival meet with a painful end to his MMA career, he was struck by an empathy and an understanding only available to those who have earned it the hard way.Filed under: News, UFC more